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CROFTS TARGETS EUROS

15 October 2015




Andrew Crofts is hoping that a good season with Brighton & Hove Albion will give him the platform to secure a place in the Wales squad for next summer's European Championships in France.
 
The Albion midfielder was a regular in Chris Coleman's international squad, and has been a frustrated viewer as Wales qualified for their first major tournament since 1958.
 
Now his challenge is to cement a regular place in Albion's first team, with one eye on a place in Coleman's 22-man party which heads to France in the summer.
 
Crofts told seagulls.co.uk, "It was unbelievable seeing the team qualify and it gave me a real buzz. It was hard not being involved over the past 18 months, but I would like to think I would have been involved if I was fit.
 
"Chris Coleman has done a fantastic job. He's been great with me, ever since the first injury. He's kept in contact, and come along to watch some of the under-21 games recently.
 
"He suffered a bad injury late on in his career and he has been fantastic with me. He has been giving me advice as he is someone who knows what it takes to get over an injury like this. 
 
"If I can have a good season, from now until the end, I might have a chance of getting on the plane to France, but the boys who have achieved it have been unbelievable for the country and deserve all the credit for that.
 
"It would be a fairytale if I could make the squad, but we will have to wait and see how things go between now and the end of the season."

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Despite only playing for Albion's under-21s, as he returns from injury, Crofts was on standby for the two most recent qualifiers against Bosnia and Andorra - and he says he is feeling in great shape and ready to play. 
 
"I haven't felt this good for a long time, it's been a long road but I am feeling sharper and stronger as the weeks pass, and it is now about building up those minutes in the matches.
 
"Everyone knows what a hard time I have had, but just to be out on the training pitch and playing the under-21s matches is massive for me, as I have missed it.
 
"The team have been flying, which rather than be a frustration, has helped me in as much as I don't have to rush back.
 
"I have been able to take a lot longer on my rehab - and I think that is a big part of why I feel so strong now.
 
"There will come a point where I want to be involved even more, but first it's a case of getting those matches under my belt."

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