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|BIRCHALL WANTS BEST DECISION/LATAPY TO SCOUT|
Brighton Albion manager Micky Adams has said that any possible contract for midfielder Chris Birchall can be plagued by a potential club versus country clash this year.
“That has to come into the equation. It's no use signing somebody for the second half of the season and him being away three times. I don't see the benefit of that but he's an honest, hard-working player.
"I think any team would welcome him at this level. I bought him, I know what he is like, I know what he is capable of, I know what character he is. It didn't work out at Coventry for him after I left."
Birchall has been lined up by Adams to play in next Tuesday's rearranged reserve team game against Reading at Lancing.
He wants to take up the best option possible.
“Obviously I have to make the best decision for me because I want to play regular at the club level and also at the international level for Trinidad and Tobago,” Birchall told TTFF Media.
“Micky Adams has me over at Brighton and hopefully something will work out.”
Meantime Sunderland has made it clear that it will not consider any offers for Carlos Edwards from Wolverhampton Wanderers.
McCarthy told the Express & Star: "Carlos is staying at Sunderland - I spoke to Ricky (Sbagria) and they want to keep him."
And Russell Latapy who arrives back in Trinidad on Sunday is said to be a talent spotter for his now former club Falkirk FC.
Falkirk boss John Hughes has offered the role to the 40-year-old who is now assistant coach of the Trinidad and Tobago Senior Team.
The Bairns will get no compensation as Latapy has a get-out clause in his contract, the Daily Record newspaper stated.
Hughes said: "I asked him to let us know about players he sees. He knows a player and has brought a few to the club."
Latapy himself is up for assisting local players in whatever capacity.
“I made the decision to return home because I felt I can offer something valuable to the development of the game. So if I see there’s potential that can be developed and there is the chance for a player to go abroad and get the chance to play at a higher level then I will look into it. It’s similar to Keon Daniel, who I think is an exceptional player and if we can work with him to help him develop some more then that’s definitely on the cards,” Latapy told TTFF Media.(Jan 9,2008)