TIM Bresnan says Yorkshire’s main aim in 2019 should be limited overs silverware.

The former England all-rounder has echoed Andrew Gale’s comments regarding the White Rose’s Championship development, insisting they are not ready for a genuine title challenge.

However, Bresnan is confident the county’s talented crop of younger players are ready to chase white ball glory, including a maiden Vitality Blast crown.

The 33-year-old said: “Last season was up and down. We put in some unbelievable performances and then struggled at times.

"But that’s going to happen. And I think it will happen a bit more next year, especially with the young side that we’ve got.

“There is a transitional period that has been spoken about. I think it’s very important we manage expectations next year and even into the year after.

“If we can manage to string some performances together, there’s no reason why we can’t exceed our own expectations.

“But with playing for Yorkshire there comes a pressure of always challenging for trophies. I think it’s important we manage that from the club’s, players’ and spectators’ point of view.

“It might not go all our own way next year. Not that I expect us to get relegated, but I don’t expect us to challenge for the Championship.

“With the excitement we have around the camp, maybe a white ball trophy is more inside our remit.

“We’ll still be trying to win every game, of course. But the young lads, even though they’re massively talented and exciting, they are going to make mistakes with that lack of experience.

“It’s up to myself, Patto (Steven Patterson), Lythy (Adam Lyth) and Gary (Ballance) to try and be consistent all year and marshal that, allowing the young lads to do the special things that will win us games.”

The Vikings are searching for their first piece of limited overs silverware since winning the C&G Trophy in 2002, when Bresnan had just started his career.

“With the talent and excitement we’ve got in the batting line-up and the skills we have with the ball, there’s no reason why we can’t go after a white ball trophy,” he continued.

“We have shown over the last couple of years how good we are with the bat with some of our performances.

“Two seasons ago we got 260 in a T20 game, and that is just phenomenal.

“We have the same batting line-up available again, so why can’t we do it again?”

This time of year normally means overseas T20 cricket for Bresnan. He has had stints in the Bangladesh Premier League and with Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash last winter.

However, he is not expecting a repeat in the coming months.

He added: “I just want to concentrate on having a nice Christmas with the family and enjoying some time with the kids.

“I’m not saying if anyone comes knocking that I won’t answer it. But I just want to have a decent break from cricket, which I’ve not had for 10 years or so.

“I’ve gone for a few auctions, but my reserve prices have been astronomically high so that if someone comes in then it’s worth my while.

He laughed: “I think Perth have a big red button inside a glass case that says ‘Break glass, call Brez’.

“I haven’t had any conversations with them, but we’ll see what happens.”