UK time is: 17:36:23
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Abbey Considers International Return

When George Abbey joined Crewe last summer he put his international career with Nigeria on hold. However it now looks like Abbey wants a return to the Super Eagles after starting the last ten games for the Alex.

The former Vale defender has done ok as he's spent the season covering in both the right back and centre back positions. More recently he's kept Danny Woodards out of the team, or at least out of his favoured position, as Abbey is keeping hold on the right back spot.

When Abbey signed in the summer he gave Crewe his full attention after a talk with Dario Gradi, who is known to be reluctant to sign African, American and Australian internationals due to their inconvenient international duty. Had Abbey continued playing for Nigeria this season Crewe could have lost him for up to a month during the African Nations Cup.

With the Nations Cup out of the way, Abbey is now looking for a return to his national side ahead of their World Cup 2010 qualifiers.

Abbey told brilafm.net: 'I can still play for the national team. I am always available, but it depends of the coach and what he wants.'

Abbey also spoke a bit about where he sits currently with the Alex, hoping that the Railwaymen can avoid relegation.

''I agree that playing in League One may not be a very fashionable reflection for me, but that`s what I have for now and I am trying to make the best of it.

''Although the team is still struggling in the league, I am trying my best and have played all the last ten matches of my club.

''I have been able to put recent injury problems behind me, and I am fully back. My big hope is that we can win again this weekend, and we will take another step away from relegation.'










Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Dink Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday April 5 2008

Time: 12:54AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Crewe Alexandra Articles

Leading scorer set to miss out (Thursday November 20 2014)

Crewe to assess striker (Thursday November 20 2014)

Skipper may return (Thursday November 20 2014)

Cup dream over for Crewe (Tuesday November 18 2014)

Davis disappointed in defeat (Tuesday November 18 2014)

Stats: Sheffield United v Crewe Alex (Tuesday November 18 2014)

Crewe consider defender (Tuesday November 18 2014)

Alex face Blades test (Tuesday November 18 2014)

Loan decisions for Crewe (Monday November 17 2014)

Early form embarrassed us - Davis (Monday November 17 2014)

Archived Crewe Alexandra Articles

List All Vital Crewe Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Crewe 0 - 3 Notts County
Crewe 2 - 1 Port Vale
Crewe 0 - 3 Colchester
Crewe 0 - 0 Chesterfield
Crewe 1 - 2 Barnsley
Crewe 0 - 1 Sheff Utd

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
18. Colchester 17 4 5 8 -3 17
19. Gillingham 17 4 5 8 -7 17
20. Coventry 17 4 5 8 -8 17
21. Leyton Orient 17 3 7 7 -6 16
22. Scunthorpe 16 4 3 9 -11 15
23. Crewe 17 4 3 10 -19 15
24. Yeovil 17 3 5 9 -15 14

Breaking League News

Team News: Crawley v Scunthorpe United
Crawley : 21/11/2014 17:30:00
Hill Reflects On Northampton, amp; Looks To Doncaster
Rochdale : 21/11/2014 17:29:00
Derry - Don't Take Anything For Granted
Notts County : 21/11/2014 17:09:00
City Change Transfer Focus
Coventry : 21/11/2014 16:12:00
Notts County v Glovers - Preview
Yeovil : 21/11/2014 15:43:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Are Crewe stronger than this time last season?
Suggested By:  Vital Crewe
Yes 51%
No 49%