Jussi Stands By Finland Decision

  • October 19, 2010 | By Chris Mann
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Despite playing in Finland's 2-1 defeat to Hungary last week, Jussi Jaaskelainen insists the appearance was a one-off.

The Bolton goalkeeper announced his retirement from international football last year, but with Otto Frederikson ruled out of the Euro 2012 qualifier through injury, the 35-year-old answered the call of boss Stuart Baxter.

Despite featuring for his country, Jaaskelainen insists it will not become a permanent arrangement and that Wanderers should benefit from the decision.

"I am still retired," Jaaskelainen said. "I spoke to the manager when I retired and said if he had problems with the goalkeepers I would come and help for one or two games.

"The number one had injured his shoulder and hadn't played for the past three games.

"It was great to go back and play but it was just a one-off game.

"When you are not travelling to the internationals, you feel much fresher and I hope the club will benefit from that."

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