National coach names squad for Latvia clash

National coach John Buttigieg and his assistant Carmel Busuttil named the 18-man squad for next Tuesday’s EURO 2012 Group F qualifier against Latvia, in programme at the National Stadium, kick-off at 19:30.

After losing 3-1 to Israel on Thursday, Malta will be aiming for a positive result in the first home game from the group.

Buttigieg performed just one change from the team which travelled to Israel, replacing Birkirkara midfielder Paul Fenech with new Floriana recruit Ivan Woods.

The players selected by Buttigieg and Busuttil are therefore:
goalkeepers Andrew Hogg (Valletta), Mario Muscat (Hibernians);
defenders Edward Herrera (Hibernians), Carlo Mamo (Marsaxlokk), Clayton Failla (Sliema), Massimo Grima (Hamrun), Jonathan Caruana (Valletta), Manny Muscat (Wellington Phoenix), Andrei Agius (Melfi);
midfielders Jamie Pace (Valletta), Shaun Bajada (Birkirkara), Ivan Woods (Floriana), Gareth Sciberras (Marsaxlokk), Roderick Briffa (Valletta), Ryan Fenech (Hamrun);
forwards Andrew Cohen (Hibernians), Micheal Mifsud (unattached), Daniel Bogdanovic (Sheffield United).