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Adams called-up by Gambia

8 November 2017

Ebou Adams set to spend a week with the Gambian National Team

Shrewsbury Town’s loanee midfielder Ebou Adams is set to spend a week away from the club after being called-up by Gambia.

Adams, who is on-loan from Norwich City, was born in London but both his parents are Gambian.

He will join up with the squad today in Morocco before being involved in two games over the next week.

Ebou admits that the call came out of the blue, but he is excited about the prospect of playing for them.

“I think I’ve been on their radar ever since I got my loan move to Shrewsbury”, Adams said.

“I was coming back from the Peterborough game and I got an email saying that I was in the squad. I was buzzing and I can’t wait to join up with the squad.

“I’m pleased, my loved ones are pleased and my family is pleased. Both my Mum and Dad are from there, so it was good news to tell them and they were over the moon to know that I’m going to play for their country and my country as well.”

The West African nation are currently ranked 164th in the world, but they have players playing across Europe and Adams is looking forward to testing himself on the international stage.

“To be known as an international player as a youngster is good and it gives me a bit of exposure”, said Ebou.

“They’ve got players like Mustapha Carayol (Nottingham Forest) and Modou Barrow (Reading) who are their two main players and they are decent players and they play a good standard, so going there should be good.

“It was a surprise because I wasn’t expecting to be called-up anytime soon, but it’s a bonus and a reward and I’ve just got to try and take it with both hands.”

Ebou is now looking forward to meeting up with the rest of the squad and making his family proud.

“It’s a massive honour”, Adams continued.

“You’re doing your mum and dad proud, you are doing your whole family proud and what could be better than making your family smile.”

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