Ferdy back for Southend United at Canvey Island after young Irish defeat

30 July 2011 09:24
Shrimpers midfielder Kane Ferdinand will take part in the club's final pre-season friendly against their Isthmian League Premier Division opponents after his country's comprehensive defeat in Romania Friday evening. Kane Ferdinand will take some part at Canvey Island Saturday afternoon Blimey, you've got to give it to Spanish footballer, another final, this one the European Under-19 finals in Romania, and after putting five past the young men in green, it does mean that influential midfielder Kane Ferdinand will get some pre-season form in with his club after all! How much he sees, and how he actually feels after an overnight flight across Europe, we will find out soon enough, but as he took no part in the Republic of Ireland's final group game and the 5-0 semi-final defeat at the Concordia Stadium in Chiajna Friday evening. Rep. of Ireland Under-19's: Aaron McCarey, Derek Williams, Joe Shaughnessy, John Egan, Anthony O'Connor, Jeff Hendrick, Samir Carruthers (Eion Wearan 62), John O'Sullivan, Conor Murphy (Connor Smith h-t), Anthony Forde, Sean Murray (Kevin Knight 72). Sub not used: Sean McDermott, Kane Ferdinand, Declan Walker. A full match report here: www.fai.ie/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=101936:spain-end-irelands-euro-dream&catid=4:under-19&Itemid=12 The Tournament so far: www.uefa.com/under19/index.html