Walker and Sansone replace Guillaumier and Beerman

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 16:58

St Andrews player Jacob Walker and Michele Sansone, of Sliema Wanderers, have been included in the Malta Under-21 squad for the UEFA U-21 Championship Group Six qualifier against Turkey at the Centenary Stadium on Friday (kick-off 3pm).

Walker, 20, has replaced Birkirkara midfielder Matthew Guillaumier who was forced to withdraw from the squad after suffering an injury during the BOV Premier League match against Balzan on Saturday.

Malta U-21 coach Silvio Vella has also awarded a late call-up to Sansone as a replacement for Myles Beerman who on Monday was dropped from both the Malta senior and Under-21 squads for disciplinary reasons.

The match against Turkey is the first home outing for the Malta U-21 side in the 2019 UEFA Under-21 Championship qualifying campaign as the opening four matches, which have all resulted in defeats, were away.

In their last match, played on October 10, Malta went down 3-0 to the strong Sweden team in Helsingborg.

For their part, Turkey have two points from three matches so far. In their last outing, Turkey were held to a goalless home draw by Hungary.

REVISED MALTA U-21 SQUAD

GOALKEEPERS
Jake Galea (Ħamrun Spartans); Philip Schranz (Birkirkara).

DEFENDERS
Jean Borg (Valletta); James Baldacchino (Floriana); Karl Micallef (Ħamrun Spartans); Dunstan Vella (Hibernians); Kurt Zammit (Birkirkara).

MIDFIELDERS
Jacob Walker (St Andrews); Dexter Xuereb (Mosta); James Brincat (Tarxien Rainbows); Jake Grech (Birkirkara); Michele Sansone (Sliema Wanderers); Zachary Scerri (Gżira United); Juan Corbalan (Gżira United).

FORWARDS
Jurgen Degabriele (Hibernians); Joseph Mbong (Hibernians); Kyrian Nwoko (Valletta); Zachary Brincat (Mosta).





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