O'Neill Apologises For Gabby Mix-up
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Martin O'Neill has now spoken about the Gabriel Agbonlahor situation and has apologised for what he calls a 'mix up'.
'I spoke to Stuart Pearce a couple of weeks ago to say to him that Gabby had had a long season without hardly a moments rest in the Premiership and that he may need a little while longer to recover from illness and niggling injury. We originally had four other players excluding Gabby in the party and all were allowed to join up for the Spanish get together. Liam Ridgewell withdrew for personal reasons and Luke Moore had to return because of injury while in Spain.'
Adding, on the official site: 'Gary Cahill and Ashley Young will be with the squad for the tournament. I felt Gabby would benefit from a slightly longer break before making himself available for selection for the tournament but perhaps I didn't communicate this correctly to Stuart. I'm genuinely sorry about any mix up as I know Gabby was very keen to be in the squad.'
Nice to see the club moving to clear this matter up quickly. Communication to fans, how very refreshing.