Saturday 24 February 2007 

Gough In Talks With Yorkshire

Yorkshire have have revealed they are conferring with ex-England bowler Darren Gough about a return to his home county.

Reports had linked the Essex paceman with a move back to Yorkshire and chief executive Stewart Regan said: ``Details have not yet been finalised, and until they are the club is not prepared comment further.

``Upon Darren's recent return from Australia, the club contacted him over whether he had signed a new contract with Essex, and since then the board of directors have been in negotiations with him.

``Hopefully, the club will be in a position to comment further at some stage next week.''

He played first-class cricket for Yorkshire between 1993 and 2004.

Speaking to Cricket World, England captain Michael Vaughan welcomed the news that Gough may be returning to his home county:

“I am delighted to hear that Darren may be returning to Yorkshire. He will be a great addition and he will bring back the identity of Yorkshire. He’s Yorkshire through and through and he’ll be great for the young guys.”