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Myles Weston happy to put international ambitions on hold to help Gillingham's promotion push

By Alex Hoad

Like all footballers, an international call-up is the pinnacle but for Myles Weston, it’s something he’s prepared to shun – in favour of helping the Gills to promotion.

He turned down the chance to play for Antigua this summer as they harboured hopes of reaching the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

National manager Fernando Abraham targeted the 24-year-old as a player who could help them but Weston – a former England junior international – said: "I thought about it but it was just the wrong time.

"They wanted me last year when I was at Brentford but the new manager came in and I didn’t want to leave because I would lose my place.

"Now again, just when I joined Gillingham, they called me up but it wasn’t the right time for me to go there and play. Maybe a different time and different circumstances but not for now.

"It is important that I stay and try and help Gillingham stay at the top. If I leave, I am going to miss games and I don’t want to do that.

"I want to focus on my club football and we will see in the future what happens."

The Gills host Burton on Saturday, aiming to maintain their position at the top of League 2.

"If we do what we are good at then there is nobody in this league that we should be scared of," Weston said."We are scoring goals and playing well, so it doesn’t matter who we play against. We just have to do our thing."

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