Posh defender has England target

06 July 2010 05:31
Peterborough United right-back Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi has displayed his ambition by saying he can one day play for England.The former Chelsea trainee, 20, has represented his country at every level from under-16 to under-20.

He told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire: "I've had the pleasure of playing at the junior levels and I want to push on to under-21 and senior level.

"But I have to be playing first-team football which is why I am here."

The Ghana-born full-back failed to secure a long-term deal at Stamford Bridge but managed eight appearances during a loan spell at Dagenham last season, scoring twice.

"Working with the likes of Frank Lampard, Michael Ballack and Deco at Chelsea you learn a lot," he said.

"You watch them train, you train with them and when you need help they're always there to help you and you're always picking up a few things from them.

"If someone wants my opinion about stuff, I'm very available to give it to them and if I think something is not right I'm also going to express my opinion."

Ofori-Twumasi, who prefers to be known as Nana, will have to fend off competition from fellow full-backs Scott Griffiths and Mark Little if he is to feature in boss Gary Johnson's first-team.

Source: BBC_Sport