Matthew Maynard has Marcus Trescothick in Somerset plans

No overhaul at Somerset - Maynard

New Somerset director of cricket Matthew Maynard wants to keep veteran batsman Marcus Trescothick as captain.

Opener Trescothick will turn 39 on Christmas Day and the 2015 County Championship campaign will be his 21st season as a Somerset player.

"What better person to lead the club than Marcus," 48-year-old Maynard, who was appointed at Taunton last week, told BBC Somerset.

"I've got to see what he thinks but it's certainly what I'd like to see."

Trescothick's role as captain was called into question last year, when he was struggling to find form with the bat.

Marcus Trescothick
Trescothick scored 1,049 runs in Division One this season, including four centuries

However, the former England international surpassed 1,000 runs in Division One this season - for the first time since 2011 - and Maynard still believes he is the right person to lead the squad.

"Marcus has done a fantastic job here over the years," said Maynard. "It hasn't worked that well here over the past couple of years but hopefully we can get that back.

"He's had a fantastic year in the Championship. If he's still loving the game, which I think he is, he's going to be very important."

Former England batsman Maynard was brought in to replace Dave Nosworthy, who opted to leave the club at the end of the season with a year still to run on his contract.

Somerset finished the summer in sixth place in the Division One table, having failed to reach the knock-out stages in the limited-overs competitions.

And Maynard, who previously coached at Glamorgan, says he is aware of the county's ambition to end their 10-year wait for a trophy.

"Hopefully we can bring that silverware at some stage, if not in year one," he said.

"We need to get back to being further up the table. It doesn't matter if you finish first or fourth, it's the way you go about playing the game and whether you're in the mix two or three games out.

"That's what we've got to look at - are we in the mix in the back end of the season when it all counts?"

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