The squad for the Four Nations Tournament and friendlies with Barbados and Grenada has been named.
England C manager Paul Fairclough has announced an 18-man squad for the Four Nations Tournament later this month.
Fairclough’s side begin their defence of the Tournament, which they won so convincingly in Scotland last year, against Tournament debutants Gibraltar at Colwyn Bay FC before this is followed by games against Scotland and the hosts Wales.
The squad, which is 'open-age', includes three newcomers in John Shaw (Halifax Town), John Martin (Stevenage Borough) and Ebbsfleet United’s Chris McPhee.
One regular face not included is Ebbsfleet keeper Lance Cronin who faces surgery following his Wembley appearance in The FA Trophy Final on Saturday.
Immediately following the Tournament, minus Ben Harding and Chris McPhee, the squad head off to the Caribbean for two international friendly fixtures against Grenada on 31 May and Barbados on 2 June.
Both Island Associations are looking to use these fixtures as part of their preparations for World Cup Qualifiers against Costa Rica and the USA respectively later in June.
Whilst in Grenada, the team staff and players will be taking part in a series of coaching sessions for schools and local clubs arranged by the Grenada FA.
England C Squad
Adam Bartlett (Blyth Spartans), Scott Tynan (Northwich Victoria), Daniel Gleeson (Cambridge United), John Brayford (Burton Albion), Michael Morrison (Cambridge United), Wayne Hatswell (Cambridge United), Kevin Nicholson (Torquay United), Dean Moxey (Exeter City), Ben Harding (Aldershot Town), Chris McPhee (Ebbsfleet United), Russell Penn (Kidderminster Harriers), Lewis Chalmers (Aldershot Town), Mitchell Cole (Stevenage Borough), John Martin* (Stevenage Borough), Shaun Harrad (Burton Albion), Andy Burgess (Rushden & Diamonds), John Shaw (Halifax Town), Steve Morison (Stevenage Borough)
* Withdrawn injured, replaced by James Smith of Ebbsfleet United.
The full fixture list for the Four Nations Tournament is as follows:-
Tuesday 20 May 2008
Wales v Scotland – Belle Vue Park, Rhyl – Kick Off: 7pm
England v Gibraltar – Llanelian Road, Colwyn Bay – Kick Off: 7pm
Thursday 22 May 2008
Wales v Gibraltar – Belle Vue Park, Rhyl – Kick Off: 7pm
Scotland v England – Llanelian Road, Colwyn Bay – Kick Off: 7pm
Saturday 24 May 2008
England v Wales – Belle Vue Park, Rhyl – Kick Off: 2pm
Gibraltar v Scotland – Park Hall, Oswestry (TNS FC) – Kick Off: 2pm
Admission prices for the matches will be: Adults £3, Senior Citizens and Juveniles (Under 16) £1.