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Malta turn to Hutchinson for inspiration

Published: Thursday 11 November 2010, 18.39CET
Australian-based midfielder John Hutchinson has been recalled to the Malta squad which will attempt to record its first Group F points when they play Croatia in Zagreb next week.
by Domenic Aqulina
from Valletta
Malta turn to Hutchinson for inspiration
John Buttigieg's Malta are yet to register a point in Group F ©Domenic Aquilina
 
Published: Thursday 11 November 2010, 18.39CET

Malta turn to Hutchinson for inspiration

Australian-based midfielder John Hutchinson has been recalled to the Malta squad which will attempt to record its first Group F points when they play Croatia in Zagreb next week.

Malta coach John Buttigieg has recalled Central Coast Mariners FC midfielder John Hutchinson to his squad to face Croatia in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying Group F on 17 November.

Midfielder Hutchinson won the last of his four caps in October 2009. Buttigieg is, however, without defender André Agius and striker Andrew Cohen through suspension for the match in Zagreb. He told UEFA.com: "I would have loved to see my team gain a point or more from the first three outings but this is football. We were so near and yet so far to doing so in our last qualifying match against Georgia."

Malta squad
Goalkeepers:
Justin Haber (Ferencvárosi TC), Andrew Hogg (Valletta FC).

Defenders: Shaun Bajada (Birkirkara FC), Edward Herrera (Hibernians FC), Carlo Mamo (Marsaxlokk FC), Joseph Zerafa (Birkirkara FC).

Midfielders: Roderick Briffa (Valletta FC), Paul Fenech (Birkirkara FC), Ryan Fenech (Hamrun Spartans FC); Massimo Grima (Hamrun Spartans FC), John Hutchinson (Central Coast Mariners FC), Jamie Pace (Valletta FC), Kevin Sammut (Valletta FC), Gareth Sciberras (Marsaxlokk FC).

Forwards: Daniel Bogdanovic (Sheffield United FC), Christian Caruana (Floriana FC), Michael Mifsud (unattached), André Schembri (Ferencvárosi TC), Ivan Woods (Floriana FC).

Last updated: 04/01/11 2.19CET

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