S. Africa v Kenya (Weds 18:45)

Following on from his debut appearance in the 1-0 defeat to the USA in November, Davide Somma is expected to make his second appearance for South Africa tonight as they take on Kenya.

Pitso Mosimane is confident his squad is in good shape ahead of the match, singling Leeds United’s Davide Somma out for individual praise;

“It’s getting better and I’m pleased to see some of the guys getting a good run for their clubs. Somma is doing very well and I hope the goals he has been scoring in the UK can rub off on us.”

Scotland v N. Ireland (Weds 19:45)

Leeds United star, Robert Snodgrass has been named amongst the substitutes for Scotland’s match against Northern Ireland tonight.

The Whites’ wing wizard is hoping to get his first taste of International football after injury problems thwarted his last opportunity.

Leeds captain Jonny Howson is confident his team mate can take the step up, telling the Yorkshire Evening Post that;

“Snod is one of those players who could easily be playing at a higher level. I’m sure he could do well in the Premier League.

“He gives problems to lots of full-backs and one of the main ones he gave a tough time last season was Fabio Aurelio at Liverpool.

“He was terrific again on Saturday and I think as a midfield player it makes your life easier and we just can give Robert and Max the ball and let them go and do the work.

“For me and Brad (Bradley Johnson), sometimes it’s just a simple pass to them.”

Honduras v Ecuador (Thurs 01:30)

Newly crowned American Cup champions, Honduras will take on Ecuador early Thursday morning with their ‘Most Valuable Player’ Ramon Nunez expected to be in the starting line-up despite failing to break into the Leeds United first team.

Nunez will see International matches like these as good match practice and an invaluable chance to impress Leeds United manager Simon Grayson. However, the scheduled time of the match and time difference may have also have an adverse affect on his chances, as it will surely rule him out of contention for Saturday’s game at Bristol.

  • Tim Campbell

    I’m sure another few of our boys should be up for international call ups too such as max and kasper; as for mr nunez (i’m his biggest backer), I just can’t see when larry is going to give him any opportumities in the 1st team – especially when another midfielder is due in very soon; albeit on loan

    • TSS

      They wouldn’t be competing for the same position to be fair. Nunez is an AM, so will be up against Howson mainly whereas the new addition is a DM so will likely replace Killa/Johnsos I reckon (depends which one of them you think plays the holding role at present)

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  • Tim Campbell

    Agreed TSS but alas the news is not that much better for ramon if its jonny howson he has to replace lol

  • Gryff

    I guess that means a 4-5-1 next match?

    • TSS

      That’s the other thing as well. Grayson is obviously trying to get Somma into the mix, so that probably doesn’t help Nunez either as the new midfielder is likely to play alongside Jonny in a 4-4-2 as well.

      We obviously need a full package kind of midfielder that can fit either formation. Johnson and Killa certainly don’t fit the bill, and from what I’ve seen of Nunez, he wouldn’t either.

    • Tim Campbell

      You’re on the mark again gryff – the only possible way nunez would fit into our side at the minute would be if we reverted to 4-5-1 and dropped becchio or somma