Ghedin names final squad for Lithuania, Bulgaria clashes

National coach Pietro Ghedin named the final squad ahead of Monday’s international friendly match against Lithuania and Friday’s EURO qualifier against Bulgaria at the National Stadium.

With Andrew Hogg, Steve Borg, Jonathan Caruana and Ryan Fenech are all ruled out injured, Ghedin named for the first time in the squad Balzan defender Clive Brincat and Tarxien Rainbows midfielder Firas Aboulezz.

Glen Zammit, Alex Muscat, Clifford Gatt Baldacchino, Edward Herrera, Joseph Zerafa and Michael Mifsud were also included with the only player from the provisional squad to be left out being Terence Vella.

The players selected by Ghedin are:
goalkeepers Justin Haber (Birkirkara), Henry Bonello (Hibs), Glen Zammit (Sliema);
defenders Andrei Agius (Hibs), Clifford Gatt Baldacchino (Sliema), Clive Brincat (Balzan), Ryan Camilleri (Valletta), Clayton Failla (Hibs), Edward Herrera (Birkirkara), Alex Muscat (Sliema), Zach Muscat (Birkirkara), Joseph Zerafa (Birkirkara);
midfielders Firas Aboulezz (Tarxien), Roderick Briffa (Valletta), Paul Fenech (Birkirkara), Bjorn Kristensen (Hibs), Rowen Muscat (Birkirkara), Steve Pisani (Floriana), Andre Schembri (Omonia Nicosia), Ryan Scicluna (Birkirkara);
forwards Andrew Cohen (Hibs), Alfred Effiong (Qormi), Michael Mifsud (Sliema).