MARCUS Trescothick could feature for Bridgwater later on this month as he recovers from surgery on his ankle.

The former England opener has been out of the Somerset side since mid-April but is hoping to complete his rehabilitation programme over the next few weeks.

Trescothick has signed on as a registered player at Bridgwater and may feature for a couple of games later in the season if his recovery and playing schedules allow him to be available.

He said: “We’re looking at the middle to end of July that I’ll be able to play a club match or second team game, which is our target.”

“I’m working very hard on my rehab programme and had a bat for the first time on Tuesday.

“I start running at the end of this week, so I’ll be preparing as much as I can for my comeback, which will involve a lot of batting practice to get it up to the standard to play in a game, and that will be the hardest bit which will come back last I expect.”

Committee members at Bridgwater Cricket Club are confident they can tempt Trescothick into playing at least one match to help them continue their assault at the top of the West of England Premier League.