AND WEARSunderlands Trinidadian winger Carlos
Edwards hopes legendary striker Dwight Yorke will come out
of retirement for T&Ts 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.
havent spoken to him about the England gameshe
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
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 worldand
against the country in which he has played so much of his
is a great player who has done well for Sunderland this
season and is still good enough to play in the Premiership
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.
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.
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.
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.