Scots face English test as preparations continue for international competitions
Head coach Russell Garcia will lead Scotland Men against England
this weekend when the two countries meet in two international
matches at Lilleshall on 21-22 May.
Garcia names sixteen players in his squad for the English
encounters, and although the matches are uncapped, the matches will
still provide Scotland with vital preparation and experience
against nation ranked in the world’s top ten, as they prepare for
the FIH Champions Challenge in France and the EuroHockey Nations
Trophy in Ukraine later this summer.
“The experience will be good for the players and the matches
against England are an important part of our preparations for the
Champions Challenge and European competition, in particular. We
performed well against Canada recently, so we know we can compete
against nations ranked higher than us. We can work further on
developing a game plan for matches against these international
teams and we’re all looking forward to this weekend.
Scottish National League champions Glynhill Hotel Kelburne
provide eight players travelling to Lilleshall for the two matches,
including newly crowned Young Player of the Year, Michael Bremner,
and Player of the Year, Michael Christie, who has been in great
goal-scoring form for the Paisley outfit this season.
Bowden HC duo Jamie Cachia and Ross Stott, together with
Surbiton’s Chris Grassick, will make the short journey to the
England base for the Scots, whilst Edinburgh University veteran
Graham Moodie also returns to the squad. With Niall Stott recently
involved with Great Britain in Malaysia, there are opportunities
for others to impress Garcia as the senior management assess the
squad for the their forthcoming internationals.
Scotland Men: Mark Fulton, Michael Bremner,
William Marshall, Michael Christie, Allan Forsyth, Gareth Hall,
Gordon McIntyre, Iain Scholefield (all Glynhill Hotel Kelburne),
Jamie Cachia, Ross Stott (Bowden HC), Graham Moodie (Edinburgh
University), Russell Anderson (Brooklands), Chris Grassick
(Surbiton), Gavin Byers (Grove Menzieshill), Wei Adams (AMN
Hillhead), Callum Milne (Grange HC).
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