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Alexander back for Village title push

League leaders North Village have been handed a further boost by the return of former Baltimore Blast professional Logan Alexander who has made himself available for the second half of the season.

Alexander has been off the Island for the past few months but returned to Bermuda this week as he looks to play his part in what promises to be a memorable campaign for Villlage, who have already won the Dudley Eve trophy.

But the left-back knows he has a challenge on his hands to force his way into coach Shaun Goater's first team plans with in-form Village on the back of consecutive seven goal victories.

He said: “I'm hoping to be part of the Village squad for the rest of the season and I'm excited about the prospect of winning some more trophies with the club.

“Village have had a great first half of the season and hopefully I can help them carry on that good form.

“It's going to be a challenge for me to get into the starting line-up as the team's been playing really well. I'll just try and push the players ahead of me to play even better and see what happens.”

The Bermuda international is to return to training shortly but said he did not know when he would he would available for selection.

“I haven't started training yet as I've only just returned to the Island. I hope to speak to Shaun Goater soon and we'll take it from there,” he said.

Alexander signed pro terms for National Indoor Soccer League (NISL) side, Baltimore Blast, back in October 2009 but failed to force his way into their side. He then joined the Bermuda Hogges for their Premier Development League (PDL) summer season but was restricted to only a handful of matches due to a niggling hamstring injury.

The 24-year-old believes both those experiences have matured him both on and off the pitch and hopes that will be reflected when he next steps out in a Village shirt. “I think both (Blast and Hogges) experiences improved me as a player and matured me as a person,” said Alexander, who also plays for Panthers in the men's hockey division.

“I think I see the game in a slightly different light now and hopefully I can show that when I start playing for Village again.”

n Reggie Lambe could not prevent Ipswich Town reserves slipping to a 2-1 defeat to Luton Town on a frozen Playford Road pitch on Tuesday.

Ipswich's Colin Healy put his side ahead just before the interval before second half strikes from Alex Lawless and Jason Walker gave the Hatters all three points.

Lambe, who started in Town's 1-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion in the Carling Cup last week, came off after 72 minutes.

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Published December 09, 2010 at 1:00 am (Updated December 10, 2010 at 10:14 am)

Alexander back for Village title push

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