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Reo-Coker not letting Vancouver Whitecaps snub lead to frustration

Nigel Reo-Coker insists he will not let the weekend's omission frustrate him.

The English midfielder was overlooked by Vancouver Whitecaps boss Carl Robinson for the entirety of the 1-0 loss to the LA Galaxy at the StubHub Center on Sunday.

The former West Ham United and Aston Villa man has experienced a tough start to the 2014 MLS season, being restricted to just three matches after sustaining a concussion and cuts on his head after tripping over a bike rack in downtown Vancouver.

The non-appearance in California on the weekend was not ideal for Reo-Coker, as he was eager to return to action, but he won't let it get the better of him.

"It's always tough to watch games," Reo-Coker told reporters following a training session at the University of British Columbia on Tuesday.

"But, you know, it's a decision the manager made. He spoke to me, and that's it. The game is played, and we got the result we didn't want, but so be it."

Reo-Coker added: "I've experienced a lot in my career so far.

"You can only control certain elements as a professional football player. All I can do is train well and train to the best of my ability. The rest is down to management to pick the team that they see fit and good enough to win whatever game respectively we're playing."

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