Easter pleased with Wales bow
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Jermaine Easter is hoping to cement a place in the Wales squad after making his debut.
Jermaine Easter is hoping to cement a place in the Wales squad after making his international debut against Northern Ireland.
The Wycombe Wanderers striker was rewarded for his 21 goals this season with a spot in John Toshack's plans for Tuesday's friendly at Windsor Park.
Easter was brought on for the final 20 minutes of the 0-0 draw and is keen for further opportunities at international level.
"I maybe don't really belong here yet, but I have done enough to be here and play against, and with, these good players," said Easter.
"I have to believe in myself or nothing will happen for me in my career."
Toshack felt that, with Wales deprived of strikers, it was a good opportunity to assess Easter's potential.
"Robert Earnshaw will not play again this season, so we are looking for someone to come in there and help us," said Toshack.
"Jermaine did well in the time he was on the pitch as a substitute and I just hope he can now push on.
"He has scored a lot of goals this season for Wycombe and we are very short of strikers."