Wolves Announce Squad For Portugal Tour

Last updated : 14 July 2002 By Steve Hermon
Wolves have announced their 20-man squad who will feature in Wolves Tour Of Portugal, with three of the trialists and winger Mark Kennedy staying home.

Irish International Kennedy is the most notable absentee from the squad along with trialists Tresor Luntala, Danny Sonner and Simon Ford.

Kennedy did not feature in either Wolves friendlies on Saturday due to a groin injury and on medical advice he has been told to stay home.

Danny Sonner did not feature in the 1-0 win at Kettering or the 3-3 draw at Morecambe, because he had no insurance and didn't want to risk injury. Luntala and Ford did play on Saturday at Morecambe and Kettering respectively but perhaps didn't impress enough to feature on the two game tour in Portugal.

The trialists who do make it are Goalkeeper Russell Howarth, who's inclusion denies reserve keeper Matt Murray a place on the plane and right-back Marc Edworthy, despite not playing last Saturday also due to insurance problems, but he has impressed enough in training to earn a place.

A suprise inclusion is Youth player Sammy Clingan. The 18-year-old has raised a few eyebrows with good performances in the Youth Team last season and in a Youth tournament in Holland before the World Cup.

Wolves play Portuguese Giants Sporting Lisbon and then Maritimo on the tour before flying home.

The full squad is:

Nathan Blake, Paul Butler, Mohamed Camara, Colin Cameron, Sammy Clingan, Sean Connelly, Kevin Cooper, Marc Edworthy, Russell Howarth, Iver Ingimarsson, Joleon Lescott, Kenny Miller, Lee Naylor, George Ndah, Shaun Newton, Michael Oakes, Ludovic Pollet, Adam Proudlock, Alex Rae and Dean Sturridge.