Vaughan set for county return after fitness test

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Michael Vaughan could make his long-awaited return to action today after coming through fitness examinations at Edgbaston. The England captain is in Yorkshire's squad for the C&G Trophy match against Scotland following surgery on his right knee in December.

Vaughan, 31, has remained cautious about a comeback since breaking down on the eve of the first Test in India. But the work he got through under the supervision of the England medical staff has encouraged him to test the joint. "It is good news about Michael," said coach Duncan Fletcher. "He has got through some good tests in his time here and come out very well."

Andrew Flintoff, captaining the side in Vaughan's absence, added: "It is great news for Michael and great news for us. We want him back in the side as soon as possible."

The Yorkshire coach David Byas said: "He's available and fit, so he comes into the squad for tomorrow. He is definitely fit to play, so it is up to me now [to select him or not]. We'll see what happens."

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