Sodje down the pecking order

Last updated : 24 July 2008 By Angus Muller

Steve Coppell has left him out of the tour party to Sweden and has told the player it could be in his best interests to look elsewhere for a club.

"I have said to Sam at the moment, given the senior players we have here, he is down the list.

"Just out of common sense I have senior players who I will give priority to in pre-season and I told him I would not be taking him to Sweden with us and perhaps, if he can find himself a deal elsewhere, it could be in his best interests.

"I am not bombing him out, but I have just made him aware that if he stays then there are quite a few ahead of him.

"Centre-half is probably my healthiest position."