Bermuda national team coach Andrew Bascome *File photo
Bermuda national team coach Andrew Bascome *File photo

The England C squad has been announced ahead of their maiden tour of Bermuda.

The representative side, made up of the cream on the country’s non-league talent, will take on Bermuda at the National Stadium on June 4.

The game was requested by the English FA, with their Bermudian equivalent welcoming the chance to pit their players against a host of full-time professionals.

The C team is coached by Barnet’s director of football Paul Fairclough and the match is an ideal warm-up for Bermuda ahead of the Island Games.

Speaking at the announcement of the one-off friendly, BFA president Larry Mussenden said: “This opportunity will provide the Bermuda players with another platform by which they can measure themselves against the elite players from a football powerhouse.

“This match will also provide a true barometer of where their skills and talents are at present and where it needs to be if they have any aspirations of playing at a higher level.”

England C squad:

Preston Edwards (Ebbsfleet United)

Mitchell Walker (Dover Athletic)

Daniel Bradley (Alfreton Town)

Antoni Sarcevic (Chester FC)

James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers)

Christopher Stokes (Forest Green Rovers)

Joshua Gillies (Gateshead)

Sam Clucas (Hereford United)

Ryan Bowman (Hereford United)

Michael Demetriou (Kidderminster Harriers)

Anthony Malbon (Kidderminster Harriers)

Andre Gray (Luton Town)

Ryan Jackson (Macclesfield Town)

Harry Beautyman (Sutton United)

Anthony Acheampong (Welling United)

Fraser Franks (Welling United)