Couch not giving up on his broken international dreams
Green striker hoping to end season on a high with World Cup qualifiers after injury-hit season
against Trinidad & Tobago, which St Vincent lost 3-2.
He said: “Unfortunately I didn’t make the 23-man squad – mainly because my Vincentian passport has not arrived in time, otherwise I would have been involved.
“They extended my flight so I could train and watch the qualifier, and they said they will bring me back in May for the next stage of the Caribbean Cup, as my passport will be cleared by then.
“I wasn’t too sure of making the squad as I was only training for two weeks prior to coming out after breaking my leg. I’ve had a very speedy recovery and its been feeling good as I was training double sessions out there in the heat.
“When I had it checked last month at the hospital, it wasn’t fully healed, but the doctor gave me the all clear to play again. He said it wouldn’t be fully healed for another six to seven months, but my fitness is better from being out there and my confidence is high.
“The manager was pleased to see me out there training so quickly, and said to me he’s looking forward to me goin going back out ther there in May. They even had a press con conference over ther there on national tele television, but the they keep calling me Crouch ins instead of Couch!”
C Couch made his ret return for Holmer Gr Green as a late su sub in their 3-2 Sp Spartan South M id lands Pr Premier win over L Leverstock Green on Saturday, in which Dean Allen scored two and Curtis Stone the other, to move the Greens back up to sixth.
In Division One, Chesham United Reserves held onto third place, despite going down by the only goal of the game at Ampthill Town. They were also due to play at secondplaced Crawley Green last night (Wednesday), while Amersham Town had a blank week in Division Two.
Aaron Crouch in the green of St Vincent & The Grenadines and (left) the green and white of Holmer Green