No trip for Jason

JASON DEMETRIOU pulled out of the Cyprus squad for their international friendly with Albania. The 21-year-old midfielder, was due to fly out on Sunday to link-up with the national team, but opted to remain at home. The manager didn t realise I would mis

JASON DEMETRIOU pulled out of the Cyprus squad for their international friendly with Albania.

The 21-year-old midfielder, was due to fly out on Sunday to link-up with the national team, but opted to remain at home.

"The manager didn't realise I would miss a cup game, and so he was happy for me to withdraw from the squad," explained Demetriou.

"It would have been a lot of travelling to meet up with the squad, travel to Albania for the game, go back to Cyprus and then come back home.


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"I think the manager wants to give a few players a run out, so it would have been a long way to go for 45 minutes.

"But he said I should be in the squad for the Republic of Ireland World Cup game."

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That qualifier takes place at the start of September and Demetriou added: "I'm looking forward to it, but I don't want to miss any Orient games and lose my place.

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