Selected for San Marino

ISLAND football team manager Craig Culkin has included no major surprises in his 18-player squad announced for the Uefa Regions’ Cup in San Marino next month.

Stuart André with Jersey team manager Craig Culkin
Stuart André with Jersey team manager Craig Culkin

ISLAND football team manager Craig Culkin has included no major surprises in his 18-player squad announced for the Uefa Regions’ Cup in San Marino next month.

The majority of the squad, who will be representing England having won the FA Inter-League Cup last April, have been training weekly since September and it is a group that will provide a lot of strength in depth.

Ben Gallichan, a former Jersey Footballer of the Year, and Jamie Savory were not involved in Saturday’s friendly against Sligo Rovers at Springfield but they, together with defenders Stuart André and James Quérée – who are both currently out of the Island – have places in the squad.

Culkin said: ‘The San Marino squad is arguably stronger than the one that faced Sligo Rovers because Chris Andrews did not play either on Saturday because of a tight muscle.

‘The players coming in will give us strength in depth and that is important because we have a tough schedule with three games in five days.’