Rosenborg BK midfielder Pål André Helland has been drafted into the Norway squad for the Group H match against Azerbaijan in Baku. "Helland is a player who is energetic, and can do a job on both flanks," said Norway coach Per-Mathias Høgmo. Helland is uncapped at senior level, and last represented Norway at Under-19 level in 2009.
With Blackburn Rovers FC forward Joshua King injured, Norway have given Rosenborg BK's Alexander Søderlund a chance to show what he can offer up front as they prepare to meet Azerbaijan on Sunday. "We are looking for someone physical now that Joshua is out," explained coach Per-Mathias Hogmø. "Fredrik Gulbrandsen and Tarik Elyounoussi have great movement and they are hard-working, as well as quick, and we have more classic target men in Håvard Nielsen and Søderlund."
Goalkeepers: Rune Jarstein (Hertha BSC Berlin), Sten Grytebust (Aalesunds FL), Ørjan Håskjold Nyland (Molde FK).
Defenders: Omar Elabdellaoui (Olympiacos FC), Vegard Forren (Molde FK), Steffen Hagen (Odds BK), Per Egil Flo (Molde FK), Tom Høgli (FC København), Martin Linnes (Molde FK), Tore Reginiussen (Rosenborg BK).
Midfielders: Mats Møller Dæhli (Cardiff City AFC), Stefan Johansen (Celtic FC), Anders Konradsen (Stade Rennais FC), Håvard Nordtveit (VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach), Jone Samuelsen (Odds BK), Harmeet Singh (Molde FK), Per Ciljan Skjelbred (Hertha BSC Berlin), Alexander Tettey (Norwich City FC), Martin Ødegaard (Strømsgodset IF).
Forwards: Tarik Elyounoussi (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim), Fredrik Gulbrandsen (Molde FK), Håvard Nielsen (TSV Eintracht Braunschweig), Alexander Søderlund (Rosenborg BK), Pål Andre Helland (Rosenborg BK).
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