Archers focusing on Bangor over European dream says Edwards
Dr Christian Edwards says Cardiff Met are focused on the task in hand against Bangor before they entertain the thought of a possible Europa League draw that would include the Archers.
Cardiff Metropolitan are one game away from being in the Europa League draw in June but Bangor City stand in the way of the Archers.
Speaking to The Sun, the former Wales U21 defender spoke of how some have been passing information to him on the potential clubs that Cardiff Metropolitan could be entertaining in the South Wales capital should they qualify for the tournament for the first time in their history.
“I got sent some information this week about the clubs in the draw if we win. Rangers, Aberdeen, Maccabi, AIK Stockholm and Dinamo Minsk. But we have to concentrate on Bangor first.”
The tough-tackling former defender has helped guide Met to a top six finish with a relatively young squad as they are all students of the university.
Edwards who has been at the club since 2009 and has seen a remarkable rise up the leagues from Division Three not that long ago described the kind of setup at Cyncoed Campus and how despite the clubs player recruitment is based on students, the club are aiming for a professional feel to the club.
‘They don’t get paid and they have to each pay £150 per year to play for the club to fund their kit and matchdays.
‘These are genuine students who apply to come here but we have tried to create a professional atmosphere.’
The Archers travel to Nantporth on Saturday to play 4th placed Bangor City who beat Newtown 3-2 to get to the Play-Off final.
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