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Glenn Whelan: I am prepared to move clubs if needs be

16 November 2010 1,369 views No Comment Written by Michael

Glenn Whelan has today admitted that he is prepared to move clubs to remain in the international set up. Whelan has steadily fallen down the ranks at Stoke City, and fellow Irish international Marc Wilson and Rory Delap are now preferred to the Dublin midfielder

Whelan has admitted that he is ready to sit down and discuss the matter with Stoke manager Tony Pulis when the transfer window opens in January. Pulis had informed Whelan in the past that the international games last summer left him mentally and physically drained at the start of this campaign.

Speaking to the Irish Independent, Whelan said, ‘ I want to be involved with Ireland as much as I can, involved in these games and the qualifiers and playing games. If it means I move on and leave the club, so be it. But I’m not thinking about that now, I’m thinking of getting into the team and going from there. We’ll have to cross that bridge when we come to it.’

“I’m not stupid and if you’re not playing week in, week out you’re going to lose your match sharpness and not get as fit.

“But you need to be playing well for your club for these chances to come around and I need to get playing as soon as possible. Come next year if I’m not playing, I can’t really see these things coming around because there will be other lads playing and they will have a fighting chance of getting into the squad.

Whelan should get the perfect chance to remind Pulis of his qualities on during Ireland friendly with Norway this Wednesday night.

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