No start for Alexander at Millennium

Last updated : 17 February 2004 By Michael Morris
Neil's absence from the City first team is hampering his international chances with Vogt's saying he only wants to player players who are first choice for their clubs.

Whether he will allow Alexander a first cap in Cardiff tomorrow by coming on as a sub, remains to be seen.

The City keeper realises he needs to be playing to have a chance at international level.

"I definitely need to be back in the City team soon to further my international career," Alexander told the Western Mail.

"It's not doing me any favours. The manager likes his players to be playing and the longer this goes on the less chance that I'm ever going to get a cap. If my situation at Cardiff was different I'd think I might have a chance of playing against Wales. But I can't really blame the manager if I don't get on.

"He's shown loyalty to me over the last year-and-a-half. I've travelled a lot and been part of the squad. I'm still young and hopefully my time will come, but I need to be back in the Cardiff team."