22 Sep 2010

Fallon the only enforced absence from All Whites

12:08 pm on 22 September 2010

Striker Rory Fallon is the only enforced absence from the All Whites for next month's football internationals against Honduras and Paraguay.

Fallon had a hernia operation earlier this month but may join the side as a non-playing member, if his English club Plymouth clear him to travel.

Fallon and the Wellington pair of Andy Barron and James Bannatyne, who retired shortly after the World Cup, are the only members of the world cup squad unavailable for the matches against Honduras, at North Harbour stadium on October 9th and Paraguay in Wellington three days later.

Cole Peverley, who was drafted into the All Whites camp as injury cover for Tim Brown, has been included.

The squad includes three English Premiership players for the first time following Winston Reid's move to West Ham and the promotion of Chris Wood's West Brom back into the top flight.

Blackburn's Ryan Nelsen will again cpatain the side.

The full squad is: Ryan Nelsen, Glen Moss, Mark Paston, Andrew Boyens, Tony Lochhead, Winston Reid, Ben Sigmund, Tommy Smith, Ivan Vicelich, Leo Bertos, Jeremy Brockie, Tim Brown, Aaron Clapham, Jeremy Christie, Simon Elliott, Michael McGlinchey, David Mulligan, Cole Peverley, Chris Killen, Shane Smeltz, Chris Wood.