Paul Ifill pushes case for Phoenix start

Paul Ifill was in a giving mood on his 34th birthday and now yearns to receive a belated gift from Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick - a start against Newcastle, in Napier, on Sunday. Article courtesy of the Dominion Post.

Article courtesy of the Dominion Post.

Paul Ifill was in a giving mood on his 34th birthday and now yearns to receive a belated gift from Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick - a start against Newcastle, in Napier, on Sunday.

The super-sub tag does not quite sit comfortably with one of the club's elder statesmen and the provider of Jeremy's Brockie's equaliser against Western Sydney last Sunday hopes an impressive 45-minute stint against the Wanderers proves he is worthy of promotion from the bench at McLean Park.

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