Ched warms to Olympic invitation

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SHEFFIELD United and Wales striker Ched Evans has revealed he would be interested in representing Great Britain at this summer’s London Olympics.

Evans made the claim after scoring a hat-trick in front of Team GB coach Stuart Pearce during Wednesday’s 4-1 success over Chesterfield.

Asked whether he would follow the lead of compatriots Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey by considering an invitation to take part should the opportunity arise, Evans told The Star: “If I was asked then it’s something I’d definitely look at doing. I don’t know whether I even will be though.

“But if the chance was there then, like anyone else, I’d certainly have to think about it.”

Evans has emerged as a driving force behind United’s climb to second in the League One table. Having watched the 23-year-old take his tally for the season to 30, United manager Danny Wilson last night conceded that Evans is certain to attract admiring glances from Championship and top-flight clubs when his contract expires at the end of the campaign.

But, with Evans once again confirming he “isn’t even thinking about leaving Bramall Lane”, Wilson said: “Of course we don’t want to lose Ched. We still need to achieve sustainability whatever division we are in and of course people are bound to take notice of the goals he’s getting.

“Maybe I’m in cloud cuckoo land but I don’t think it always comes down to money and, talking to Ched, I know he’s very happy.”