David Edgar captains Canada for the first time

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David Edgar started with the captain’s arm band for the first time in his international career for Canada yesterday.

Playing a full 90 minutes, as Canada drew 0-0 with El Salvador. He tweeted before the match:

Though Canada kept a clean sheet, they were far from convincing defensively, which may be a worry for Gary Rowett.

Rowett believes he can challenge Michael Morrison, Jonathan Spector and Paul Robinson for a starting place in the lineup:

“It’s a bit unfortunate he is away with Canada, possibly until the end of July, which makes it very difficult because he is not going to be part of the majority of our pre-season games.

“We know he’s a good player and he’s part of our plans until we see otherwise.”

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Edgar spent the second half of the season on loan at Huddersfield, despite impressing under Lee Clark. However he may get another chance this year.

When asked what his team needed to improve on last night he said:

“I think it’s a well known factor our finishing, but our strikers held their heads up high, made those chances and they’re going to get into those positions again.”

“We’ve just got to keep working as a team and I think the goals will come.”

Canada’s performance may have been somewhat disappointing but maybe not as much as when Edgar last started for Blues, but I won’t remind us of that.

HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think Rowett should look to Edgar again for a partnership with Morrison? Comment below.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. He wants to play in midfield and GR wants him to play centre back so until or unless DE has a change of heart I view Edgar in the same way I view Eardley and Novak, players who are transfer collateral available to use as bargaining chips for someone GR thinks is better.

  2. I have never rated Edgar although I know those who do. Physically impressive, but is slow paced and slow on the turn. That is why he prefers midfield, as those limitations aren’t exposed there.

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