Everton FC's Jack Rodwell happy to wait for Premier League start

19 November 2010 08:00
Jack Rodwell 300[LNB]JACK RODWELL is prepared to bide his time as he bids for only his second Premier League start of the season at Sunderland on Monday.[LNB]Everton's talented young midfielder limped off injured at Aston Villa in August and has been recuperating from an ankle injury ever since.[LNB]But after an ahead of schedule substitute appearance against Arsenal last Sunday Rodwell got another 66 minutes under his belt for England under-21s in midweek, a run-out in which he had to work even harder with England reduced to 10-men early in the second half in Germany.[LNB]'The legs felt a bit tired in the end, as I've been out for nine weeks injured,' he said.[LNB] 'But it was good to get back out on the pitch with the Under-21s and I'm happy.[LNB]'It was tough when we went down to 10 men, but we dug in and it was an okay performance in the end, but we know we can do better.[LNB]'It was a young squad with new faces, so it's a learning curve for us and we're just preparing for the Championships now.'[LNB]Rodwell is likely to be on the substitutes' bench again on Monday night at the Stadium of Light, with John Heitinga continuing in the midfield holding role.

Source: Liverpool_Echo