England C Manager Paul Fairclough selects squad for trip to Bermuda in June
Bermuda v England
Tuesday 4 June 2013
National Stadium, Hamilton, Bermuda
Paul Fairclough will have another chance to assess his options for next season’s International Challenge Trophy in June as England C face a game against Bermuda.
The Three Lions head to the island for a match with the Bermuda national team on 4 June and Paul Fairclough has selected a 16-man squad.
England C face their first ICT matches in September and November, so this represents an opportunity for the manager to work with a new batch of players.
Fairclough said: “With a number of players now too old for the next International Challenge Trophy, this trip will enable me to look at a few options for the new campaign to see how they fit in with those players still eligible.”
The fixture will be played in the National Stadium in Hamilton and will be the first official international fixture between the nations.
A large attendance is expected for the game and the Bermuda FA is delighted at the prospect of their Senior team taking on Fairclough’s side.
BFA President Larry Mussenden hopes that the visit will help the development of the game on the Island, saying: “This visit will motivate and inspire our young players on the Island.
“This opportunity will also provide the Bermuda national team players with another platform by which they can measure themselves against the elite players.”
The BFA are also grateful for the kind generosity of the Bermuda Department of Tourism for their support of this initiative with the England group set to take part in coaching sessions with young players at the National Academy during the trip.
Minister of Tourism Development and Transport Shawn Crockwell added: “The Bermuda Department of Tourism is thrilled to support the visit of the England C team on their first trip to Bermuda to play against our national team.
“Football is one of the few truly global games being played in just about every country in the world, and this exposure on the international scene will help us develop our sports tourism initiatives as well as provide an opportunity for our local players and fans to witness top class football right here at home.”
Preston Edwards (Ebbsfleet United FC), Mitchell Walker (Dover Athletic FC), Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town FC) Antoni Sarcevic (Chester FC), James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers FC), Christopher Stokes (Forest Green Rovers FC), Joshua Gillies (Gateshead FC), Sam Clucas (Hereford United FC), Ryan Bowman (Hereford United FC), Michael Demetriou (Kidderminster Harriers FC), Anthony Malbon (Kidderminster Harriers FC), Andre Gray (Luton Town FC), Ryan Jackson (Macclesfield Town FC), Harry Beautyman (Sutton United FC), Anthony Acheampong (Welling United FC), Fraser Franks (Welling United FC).