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15 October 2021

Ethan Galbraith, Tiago Cukur, and Pontus Dahlberg have all returned from international duty and are available for selection on Saturday against Wycombe Wanderers.

Cukur and the Turkey U21s picked up a key win over Kazakhstan in their UEFA U21 European qualifying campaign. Cukur wasn’t on the scoresheet in a 1-0 win, but local Turkish papers said he “shined like a star” with his off the ball performance. Turkey now sit third in Group I.

Ethan Galbraith captained the Northern Ireland U21 side in two qualifying fixtures, but they suffered two defeats in outings against Russia and Spain. The team have three points after four games, level with Malta and Lithuania.

Manager John Schofield spoke of his pride despite defeat as his young side continue to develop and improve.

Dahlberg was an unused substitute for the Swedish senior team as they registered convincing home wins against Greece (2-0) and Kosovo (3-0). The currently sit top of the UEFA World Cup Qualification Group B with 15 points from six games – two points ahead of Spain.

Photo: Türkiye Futbol Federasyonu

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