England ‘C’ manager Paul Fairclough is set to name a strong side on Tuesday for the International Challenge Trophy semi-final clash with Turkey.
Fairclough’s men will take on their opponents in front of a packed house at Princes Park, with all allocated tickets sold by the Blue Square Bet Premier outfit.
Looking ahead to the clash, Fairclough told the FA website: “Every game is like a Cup Final for this England C team because of the level of opposition we are coming up against.
“This is a really tough competition. We are not facing semi-professional players from other countries, we are facing their ‘B’ teams or their Under-21 sides.
“The Turkey squad we will face is essentially their Under-23 squad so we know it’s going to be a really good challenge.
“I have watched their last two games and I have been impressed with what I’ve seen.
“They are a very, very good technical team and their shape is really interesting. It will give our players experience of coming up against a different formation and style of play than maybe they have faced in the past.
“However, I know I have got a very good group of players to call upon and I’m sure they will give a very good account of themselves.”
England ‘C’ squad in full:
Preston Edwards – Ebbsfleet United
Sam Mott – Welling United
Ryan Jackson – Macclesfield Town
Aswad Thomas – Grimsby Town
Jamie Turley – Forest Green Rovers
Eddie Oshodi – Forest Green Rovers
Simon Ainge – Luton Town
Lindon Meikle – Mansfield Town
Josh Gillies – Gateshead
Kenny Davis – Braintree Town
Keiron Forbes – Forest Green Rovers
Rossie Jarvis* – Cambridge United
Sam Wedgbury – Macclesfield Town
Scott Spencer – Hyde FC
Andre Gray – Luton Town
Christian Jolley – Newport County
* replaced James Vincent of Kidderminster Harriers
Posted: Tuesday , February 05, 2013