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