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Adams issues Stern challenge
14 Dec 2006 - 09:51:55
Coventry City manager Micky Adams believes the time has come for striker Stern John to consider retiring from international football.
The 30-year-old Trinidad & Tobago international has struggled to make his mark in two years with the Sky Blues, but Adams feel that his recent performances have given grounds for optimism.
He told the Evening Telegraph: "Stern has always struggled because of the fact that Trinidad have had so many games.
"He has always been playing catch-up, to a degree, in terms of his fitness because he misses so much training because of being on planes.
"He has got 100 caps now and given his all to his country and I think he realises that he has got a few more years left in the game and he has really got to establish himself somewhere.
"However, I would not ask him to stop playing international football. That will be his decision."
John has scored 28 goals in 81 appearances for the Sky Blues since his £200,000 arrival from Birmingham City.