Jonathan Trott has earned England place - Peter Moores

Jonathan Trott
Jonathan Trott played his 50th Test for England in Antigua

Jonathan Trott deserves another chance to prove himself as an England opener, says coach Peter Moores.

Shifted up from number three in his first Test for 18 months, Trott scored only four runs in two innings during the draw with West Indies in Antigua.

Yorkshire opener Adam Lyth, last season's County Championship player of the year, is waiting in the wings.

But Moores told BBC Sport that Trott had "earned the right" to keep his place for the second Test in Grenada.

"I don't think you're looking to change your opening partnership straight away," said Moores.

"He'll go to Grenada, like the rest of the batters they'll want to do their work, get used to these conditions.

"It's hard work getting past that first 10 overs, but he'll be focussing on that, getting ready for the next Test."

England in West Indies
First Test, AntiguaMatch drawn
Second Test, GrenadaApril 21-25
Third Test, BarbadosMay 1-5

Trott left England's Ashes tour in November 2013 because of a stress-related illness.

But he made a successful comeback for Warwickshire last season and scored a double-hundred as captain of England Lions against South Africa A in January.

Moores added: "He's earned his right to be in the side by playing well for Warwickshire, then going to the Lions and getting runs out in South Africa, and he's playing well.

"He hasn't got a score, but if you get a good ball, that happens."

Moores said bowler James Anderson is unlikely to be rested after breaking Sir Ian Botham's England Test wickets record with his 384th victim in the first Test.

"Jimmy's a better bowler when he's playing," said Moores. "I think he'd say that, and like most people that are craftsmen in what they do, they need to be playing.

"But we'll balance that out as we go forward and we'll see where we are. Our main focus is the next Test match - Jimmy will be in that and he'll be desperately keen to build on the wickets that he's got already.

"We have to be realistic. We can't absolutely nail our players but they're fit and they're strong and there are breaks."

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