Wednesday 21st May, 2008


Edwards hoping Yorke returns for England clash

Sports Arena
Business Guardian
Online Community
Death Notices
Classified Ads
Jobs in T&T
Contact Us
Privacy Policy


DWight Yorke

TYNE AND WEAR—Sunderland’s Trinidadian winger Carlos Edwards hopes legendary striker Dwight Yorke will come out of retirement for T&T’s clash with England on June 1 in Port of Spain.

The 36-year old Yorke quit international football in March last year but with the historic international friendly planned for June 1, there are hopes Yorke will return for the big match at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo which would put the icing on his international career.

“I haven’t spoken to him about the England games—he is pretty secretive about these things. But it would be fantastic if Dwight plays against England. It would be a fitting way to end his international career,” Edwards said.

“He retired from international football the other year but it would be great if he comes out of retirement to play in this game against one of the best countries in the world—and against the country in which he has played so much of his football.

“He is a great player who has done well for Sunderland this season and is still good enough to play in the Premiership next year.”

Yorke is currently mulling over his future in the game after seeing out his contract at Sunderland. He is expected to make a decision soon on if he will quit the game or continue his career at Sunderland or elsewhere.

Edwards, who plays alongside Yorke at the Wearside club, said he was hoping for a better campaign next season.

He was plagued with injury in the just concluded season but is targeting the upcoming Premier League campaign as a time to finally show his worth.

“It is great that the club has stayed up but it was not, for me, the season I would have liked,” said Edwards, who managed just 13 outings all season.

“I was very excited about the Premier League and I wanted to go up and really make my mark but I spent a lot of time injured and it was very hard to regain my best form.

“Now I am targeting next season and I would love to show what I can do with a proper pre-season behind me and a good run of games in the side. I am confident I can do well in the Premier League and hopefully next season will be my best.” (CMC)

©2005-2006 Trinidad Publishing Company Limited

Designed by: Randall Rajkumar-Maharaj · Updated daily by: Sheahan Farrell