The Malta Under-21 team will be facing Luxembourg in a friendly match at the Stade Albert Berchem in Kehlen, kick-off at 18:30 in their last test ahead of the UEFA Under-21 Championship qualifier against Belgium on Monday.
Vella’s 18-strong squad is a mix of up-and-coming and experienced players as the likes of Jake Grech, Jurgen Degabriele, Joseph Mbong, Matthew Guillaumier and Jean Borg have been joined by younger players like Juan Corbalan and Myles Beerman.
There are two foreign-based players in Vella’s 18-strong squad, namely Mbong who is playing on loan with NK Inter Zapresic in Croatia, and Beerman who turns out for the youth side of the Rangers Academy in Scotland.
Beerman is the youngest member of the Malta Under-21 squad which features several players who formed part of the national Under-17 squad that took part in the UEFA Under-17 European Championship in 2014.
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MALTA U-21 SQUAD
Goalkeepers: Jake Galea (St Andrews); Philip Schranz (Tarxien Rainbows).
Defenders: Jean Borg (Valletta); Michele Sansone (Sliema Wanderers); Karl Micallef (Ħamrun Spartans); Nikolai Muscat (San Ġwann); Dunstan Vella (Hibernians); Kurt Zammit (Tarxien Rainbows).
Midfielders: Myles Beerman (Rangers, Scotland); Jurgen Suda (Pietà Hotspurs); Juan Corbalan (Gżira United); Jake Grech (Ħamrun Spartans); Matthew Guillaumier (Birkirkara); Zachary Scerri (Gżira United).
Forwards: Jurgen Degabriele (Hibernians); Aidan Friggieri (St Andrews); Joseph Mbong (NK Inter Zapresic, Croatia); Kyran Nwoko (St Andrews).