Five players have been left out of Ronnie McFall’s squad for the Under-23 International Challenge Trophy match against Wales on Tuesday.
Portadown chief McFall has now trimmed his panel, leaving out Glenavon’s James Costello and Ryan Harpur along with Crusaders’ Jordan Owens, Ryan Mullan of Dungannon Swifts and Newry City’s Niall Henderson.
Next week’s game against the representative team from the Welsh Premier League will kick off at Shamrock Park (7.45pm).
McFall said: “The players have really bonded well and all have a great attitude which helps enormously. They have put a lot of effort into the training sessions and it is important to get off to a winning start in the group.”
Admission for the game will be £5 (adults) and £3 (U-16s and senior citizens).
Revised Under-23 squad: Goalkeepers: Sean O'Neill (Ballymena United), Chris Keenan (Crusaders). Defenders: Michael Smith (Ballymena United), Aaron Stewart (Ballymena United), Kyle McVey (Coleraine), Robert Jay Magee (Glenavon), Johnny Taylor (Glentoran), Ross Redman (Portadown), Gareth Harkin (Coleraine). Midfielders: Michael Carvill (Linfield), Robert Garrett (Linfield), Jamie Mulgrew (Linfield), Alan Teggart (Portadown), Daryl Fordyce (Glentoran), Ryan Catney (Cliftonville), Darren Boyce (Coleraine). Forwards: Curtis Allen (Linfield), Liam Boyce (Cliftonville).