Liam Sanford will make his first appearance on home soil in more than a year after being selected for this weekend’s FIH Olympic Qualifiers.
The defender has been named in a squad of 18 to take on Malaysia as Great Britain’s men look to book their place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
With less than a year until Tokyo 2020, this will be the last chance for both teams to qualify for next year’s Olympics. The winner will be determined by an aggregate scoreline taken from the two games at 16:30 on Saturday 2 November and 15:00 on Sunday 3 November.
Having been out since February with a knee injury, Sanford made his return to the GB team in a two-Test series against Spain earlier this month.
He comes into the side in place of Brendan Creed, who himself recently sustained a serious knee injury, while Ashley Jackson and Chris Griffiths also miss out with injury.
GB Men’s Squad To Face Malaysia (2-3 November)
  1. David Ames (Holcombe) – ENG
  2. Will Calnan (Hampstead & Westminster) – ENG
  3. Adam Dixon (C) (Beeston) – ENG
  4. Jacob Draper (Hampstead & Westminster) – WAL
  5. Alan Forsyth (Surbiton) – SCO
  6. James Gall (Surbiton) – ENG
  7. Harry Gibson (GK) (Surbiton) – ENG
  8. Harry Martin (Hampstead & Westminster) – ENG
  9. George Pinner (GK) (Old Georgians) – ENG
  10. Phil Roper (Wimbledon) – ENG
  11. Liam Sanford (Old Georgians) – ENG
  12. Ian Sloan (Wimbledon) – ENG
  13. Tom Sorsby (Surbiton) – ENG
  14. Zach Wallace (Surbiton) – ENG
  15. Jack Waller (Wimbledon) – ENG
  16. Sam Ward (Old Georgians) – ENG
  17. Henry Weir (Wimbledon) – ENG
  18. Ollie Willars (Beeston) – ENG

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