Cole Peverley drafted into All Whites

BY DUNCAN JOHNSTONE
Last updated 16:54 26/05/2010
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Wellington's Cole Peverley has been drafted into the All Whites squad as cover for injured vice-captain Tim Brown.

Brown will undergo surgery tomorrow on the shoulder injured in Monday's 2-1 loss to Australia in Melbourne, an injury that threatens his place in next month's World Cup finals in South Africa.

With the All Whites embarking on a warm-up tour of Europe coach Ricki Herbert has decided to bring in cover for his midfield.

Peverley was part of the seven-strong standby group named along with the official 23-man World Cup squad.

He won't be officially listed in the World Cup squad until all avenues are explored with Brown's recovery.

But he has his chance to impress in training as New Zealand go into camp in Austria.

Peverley is a 21-year-old who plays for Team Wellington in the NZFC.

He has one cap for the All Whites, being part of the 2-nil loss to Fiji in 2008.

He is a product of the Kiwi system, playing for New Zealand at under- 20 and under-23 level. He was part of the New Zelanad team at the Beijing Olympics.

The squad departed Melbourne on Tuesday night bound for Austria where they will spend the next 11 days training at altitude with friendlies against Serbia (Sunday) and Slovenia (June 4).

Their first World Cup game is against Slovakia in Rustenburg on June 15.

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