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Malta midfielder Clayton Failla was very upbeat about facing Bulgaria as he spoke during Malta's press conference in Sofia ... 


We know this is a difficult game. We are going to put on a good show and we hope to get a good result. We have to leave the last two defeats against Norway and Italy behind us completely.

We must concentrate as a unit to get something out of this match. It is all about this game now and I believe that if we play collectively, we can do it.

 

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16/11/201411:50Domenic Aquilina, Valletta

Pietro Ghedin has trimmed his Malta squad down to 23 players for Sunday's visit to Bulgaria, goalkeeper Steven Sultana and central defender Clifford Baldacchino missing the cut, while newcomers like Owen Bugeja and midfielder Brooke Farrugia will be on the plane. With Michael Mifsud suspended, Terrence Vella (pictured) will most likely lead the line in Sofia.

Goalkeepers: Justin Haber (Birkirkara FC), Andrew Hogg (Kalloni FC), Nicholas Vella (Valletta FC).

Defenders: Andrei Agius (Hibernians FC), Steve Bezzina (Balzan Youths FC), Owen Bugeja (Tarxien Rainbows FC), Ryan Camilleri (Valletta FC), Jonathan Caruana (Valletta FC), Clayton Failla (Hibernians FC), Justin Grioli (Balzan Youths FC), Zach Muscat (Birkirkara FC).

Midfielders: Andrew Cohen (Hibernians FC), Roderick Briffa (Valletta FC), Brooke Farrugia (Floriana FC), Paul Fenech (Birkirkara FC), Ryan Fenech (Valletta FC), Bjorn Kristensen (Hibernians FC), Rowen Muscat (Dunaújváros), Mark Scerri (Sliema Wanderers FC), Andre’ Schembri (FSV Frankfurt), Ryan Scicluna (Birkirkara FC).

Forwards: Jean Paul Farrugia (FC Spartak Trnava), Terence Vella (Naxxar Lions FC).

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14/11/201410:41Domenic Aquilina, Valletta

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