Ribas announces his squad for triple header
Gibraltar national team coach Julio Ribas has named his squad for the forthcoming triple header with the uncertainty on whether Tjay De Barr would be joining the squad now brushed to one side.
The squad includes new player in Richard Felipes along with the return of Joseph Chipolina.
Missing from the squad are Lee Casciaro and Liam Walker both of whom are presently injured but could join at a later date after the match against Latvia.
Gibraltar FA national beach coach Julio Ribas led a training session this Friday ahead of the international against Latvia on Wednesday and prior to his announcement.
Players were also assessed by the medical teams especially after the tough summer Lincoln Red Imps players have undergone.
With the Europa Conference League playoff now out of the way the national team selector had a chance to have many of his players present.
Not all players joined the training session with many of the Lincoln Red Imps players who had played last night making their presence at the start but not joining in.
Among those who did participate were Roy Chipolina and Joseph Chipolina, the latter making his return to national squad after over a year of absence due to injury.
Some of the others also present at the training session included
Louie Annesley who now captains Blackburn rovers u23
Dylan Borge from Europa who has impressed with his form last season but was not to make it into the final squad
Jamie Bosio who is establishing himself as a feature in the senior squad after his performances with Lions and now joining Europa once again was among the selectors’ choices
Anthony Hernandez whose lack of football last year with Lincoln Red Imps left him on the sidelines also returns to the squad
Kelvin Morgan now with St Joseph whose physical strengths are seen as one which challenge Reece Styche’s for a position upfront the latter also present. Both have been included
Jayce Oliver’s who returns from injury
Ethan Britto and Jack Sergeant both who played for Lincoln last night
Dayle Coleing who has been without competitive football since leaving Glentoran but played in their European campaign
Ethan Santos whose progress has launched him to be a contender in defence
Julian Valarino a youngster who has been making an impact also made it into the final squad
Others present at the training session and participating were
Alain Pons whose reliability has seen him established in the squad and playing key parts when he comes on
Bradley Banda who is now claiming that third spot as a goalkeeper
Ayem Mouehli who is linking well with Roy Chipolina in the back and strengthening defence whilst Joseph Chipolina has been out of action
Kyle Goldwin who is now competing for first spot in goal
Jamie Coombes whose lack of football with Lincoln last year cost him his spot in the squad
Mohammed Badr whose move to Mons Calpe has reignited his season after a bit-part season with Europa after his move from lynx
All of which made it into the squad.
Others also making their presence were Scott wiseman, Kian Ronan, Erin Barnett, Joseph Chipolina, Ethan Jolley, Graeme Torilla and Jamie Robba plus players from the Under 19s.
This was turn out was significant with the numbers exceeding those attending in other sessions.
Notable for his absence was Tjay De Barr who this week played for Wycombe Wanderers in the Carabao Cup becoming an instant hero with his goals. Although many expected him to join the team tomorrow when they enter their social Bubble ahead of the match it was not known until this evenings announcement whether he was included in the squad. Tjay making it once again into the squad as expected.