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England Skipper Looks To Bounce Back At Trials

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20 June 2013

England skipper Craig Carby will be looking to put his penalty heartbreak behind him when the England Squad meets up next week in Birmingham.

Craig –  who missed a crucial kick in the final shoot out in the UK 6 a side football Championships – will join around 30 other players in taking part in the final trials to select England squad which will play in miniEURO2013.

Members of the England squad who played in February’s friendly against Bulgaria, as well as some stalwarts of the last miniEURO campaign, will be joined by 15 new hopefuls as the final squad is picked.

UKMA’S ALEX Young, who is organising the trials, said the addition of the new players would help increase competition and he added: “We know that there are many players who are absolutely desperate for the chance to pull on the England shirt and we hope that they will express themselves on the day.”

The addition of 10 extra players who impressed scouts at the UK 6 a side Championships was a move that Alex described “exciting.” UKMA talent spotters picked the best players from the day and they have been invited to attend.

“There were some excellent players in teams that perhaps didn’t make the final four,” said Alex. “It was crucial we identified them and got as many new players as we could. We are particularly exited that Oxford’s goalkeeper, Harry Jenkins, is attending. He didn’t let a goal in as his team won the UK Championships. We were very keen for a second look. “

The trials take place at Sutton Coldfield Town FC on Sunday 30th June, with free entry.