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12 March 2015

Latics to be represented in U17, U18 and U21 internationals this month.

  • Development Squad and Under 18 players called up for internationals in March.
  • Hamilton to represent Ireland in UEFA U21 qualifier.
  • Absalom in Wales squad for UEFA U17 Elite games as Purzycki travels for friendlies with Poland.

Matthew Hamilton, Adrian Purzycki and Kelland Absalom have all received call ups to their respective countries Republic of Ireland, Poland and Wales for international fixtures later this month.

Development Squad forward Hamilton will travel to Ireland to join up with the Under 21 squad as they open their UEFA U21 Championship qualifying campaign in Waterford against Andorra on Thursday 26 March.

From the Under 18s, goalkeeper Absalom will travel with Wales' Under 17s to take part in the UEFA U17 Elite stage, with a place in the finals in May up for grabs.  Group stage games will take place in Krasnodar, Russia against the hosts as well as Austria and Iceland, with the group winners the only team to qualify for Bulgaria in the summer.

Wales' games will take place on Saturday 21 March (Russia), Monday 23 March (Austria) and Thursday 26 March (Iceland).

Midfielder Purzycki (pictured above) could also be involved in three fixtures as Poland's Under 18s travel to Latvia for a friendly tournament in Riga.  Poland will face hosts Latvia alongside Georgia and Ukraine over a three day period from Tuesday 24 March to Friday 27 March.

The 17-year-old was in action earlier this month in Serbia, as Poland lost 5-2 against their hosts, before beating Romania 3-0.  Purzycki was involved in both matches.

You can follow the progress of our youth internationals on the website and across our social media channels.

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