Ian Salisbury has targeted senior signings to drag Sussex up the Championship.

But he also insists the county’s array of young talent can only get better.

Sussex first wooden spoon since 2000 was confirmed by a nine-wicket defeat to previously winless Derbyshire.

A young home side caved in, losing 14 wickets in two sessions at the end of gruelling season.

Salisbury wants a batter and seam bowler from overseas and is pleased to have Steven Finn and Fynn Hudson-Prentice already on board.

He said there is "a plan in place" at Hove and declared: "I'm not leaving - I'm determined to turn this club around."

The Sussex coach added: “You can’t stop where they (the young players) want to go but you have to have the glue that sticks it together. That is our challenge.

“That is why we signed Finn and Fynn.

“We are looking to sign an overseas batter and an overseas bowler, try and see if we can get another batsman in.

“We need the glue to stick these guys together because they are going to achieve great things for Sussex.”

Salisbury said he inherited senior players when taking charge for this season.

He added: “Judge me on the ones we get in once I get a chance to do that.

“We have started with Finn and Fynn. The plan is in place.

“Hopefully there will be announcements, hopefully there will be stuff coming out soon and these youngsters will also be a year on.

“They are so determined to turn this around.

“They are Sussex through and through.”

Salisbury is happy to bring back Travis Head, depending on his availability through the 2022 season.

Asked whether any player announcements were expected soon, Salisbury told The Argus: "It’s not my job. I can give recommendations.

"We had a list and two of those players (Phil Salt and Chris Jordan) unfortunately we lost.

"I’m very close to both those players and I’m absolutely gutted they are leaving.

"They were top of our list to be here next year.

"We had Finn and Fynn, Salty and CJ but that’s not to be any more so you then look at the next thing."