Sussex could look in-house as they bid to replace Chris Nash.

The vastly-experienced opener left Hove recently and has signed a three-year deal with Nottinghamshire.

Filling the void he left will be a key target for a new head coach but chief executive Rob Andrew believes there could be chance to promote internally.

He said: “We need to reflect on that and look at what we have got coming through. We have got some good young batsmen coming through as well as the bowlers.

“One of the challenges is always to develop your young players.

“You have got to have room for them to develop, which is what we have done with the bowlers over the last few years and they are now starting to come to fruition.

“The batting is very similar. With Stiaan (van Zyl) scoring 1,000 runs and Luke Wells scoring 1,200, we need Luke Wright to get back to 1,000 runs.

“That then gives us the opportunity to put some of the talented young batsmen in the team. We need to look at that when we have got a head coach in place.”

Tom Haines, recently awarded his first professional contract, could be a candidate for playing time.

The 18-year-old opener has won back-to-back player of the year awards with the academy.