Ukraine draft in Zorya midfielder Petryak

Zorya Luhansk's 21-year-old midfielder Ivan Petryak is one of two uncapped players in the Ukraine squad for the UEFA EURO 2016 play-off against Slovenia.

Ivan Petryak made his Under-21 debut for Ukraine in May 2014
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Uncapped Zorya Luhansk midfielder Ivan Petryak has been included in the Ukraine squad for their UEFA EURO 2016 play-off against Slovenia, the first leg of which takes place in Lviv next Saturday.

Petryak, who has ten Under-21 appearances to his name, made his debut for Zorya as a 17-year-old in October 2011, coming on as a substitute against Shakhtar Donetsk. In 49 Ukrainian Premier outings he has scored four goals, two of them this season.

His Zorya team-mate Mykyta Kamenyuka, also uncapped, has been recalled. The 30-year-old midfielder was selected by coach Mikhail Fomenko for the October qualifiers against FYR Macedonia and Spain but did not play. The second leg of the play-off tie is in Maribor on 17 November.

Ukraine squad
Goalkeepers: Andriy Pyatov (Shakhtar Donetsk), Denys Boyko (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), Nikita Shevchenko (Zorya Luhansk).

Defenders: Artem Fedetskiy (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), Vyacheslav Shevchuk (Shakhtar Donetsk), Olexandr Kucher (Shakhtar Donetsk), Yaroslav Rakitskiy (Shakhtar Donetsk), Yevhen Khacheridi (Dynamo Kyiv), Andriy Pilyavskiy (Zorya Luhansk).

Midfielders: Oleh Gusev (Dynamo Kyiv), Andriy Yarmolenko (Dynamo Kyiv), Serhiy Sydorchuk (Dynamo Kyiv), Denys Garmash (Dynamo Kyiv), Serhiy Rybalka (Dynamo Kyiv), Ruslan Rotan (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), Taras Stepanenko (Shakhtar Donetsk), Ruslan Malinovskiy (Zorya Luhansk), Oleksandr Karavayev (Zorya Luhansk), Mykyta Kamenyuka (Zorya Luhansk), Yevhen Konoplyanka (Sevilla), Anatoliy Tymoshchuk (Kairat Almaty), Ivan Petryak (Zorya Luhansk).

Forwards: Pylyp Budkivskiy (Zorya Luhansk), Artem Kravets (Dynamo Kyiv), Yevhen Seleznyov (Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk), Olexandr Gladkiy (Shakhtar Donetsk).

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