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1718 burnley chris wood 01 1000x500Scott Arfield will not be lining up against Chris Wood later this month during the international break having not been selected for New Zealand for their behind closed doors friendly against Canada to be played in Murcia, Spain.

Wood, who has scored three times in our last two Premier League games since returning from injury, was expected to be in the first squad selected by new coach Fritz Schmidt and his omission is being regarded as the biggest surprise in the 24 man squad alongside the exclusion of regular first choice goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic.

Bill Tuiloma, Delkan Wynne, Kip Colvey and Tommy Smith have also been left out and Schmidt said: “We know what all of these players can offer the national team. They are not selected for this window, but they all know that they are on my watch list and that they will be offered an opportunity to prove their value in due time.”

One familiar name to Burnley fans in the squad is that of Cameron Howieson. Now back home playing with Auckland City, his won his last cap in September 2014 whilst still a Burnley player.

The Full Squad

Max Crocombe (Salford City)
Michael Woud (Sunderland)
Nik Tzanev (Wimbledon)

Michael Boxall (Minnesota United)
Nikko Boxall (Viborg FF)
Storm Roux (Central Coast Mariners)
Adam Mitchell (Bolton)
Sam Brotherton (Sunderland)
Tom Doyle (Wellington Phoenix)
Dane Ingham (Brisbane Roar)
Themis Tzimopoulos (PAS Giannina)

Michael McGlinchey (Wellington Phoenix)
Matt Ridenton (Wellington Phoenix)
Ryan Thomas (PEC Zwolle)
Sarpreet Singh (Wellington Phoenix)
Tim Payne (Eastern Suburbs)
Niko Kirwan (AC Mestre)
Cam Howieson (Auckland City)
Clayton Lewis (Scunthorpe)
Alex Rufer (Wellington Phoenix)

Myer Bevan (Vancouver Whitecaps)
Jeremy Brockie (Mamelodi Sundowns)
Andre De Jong (Hakoah)
Marco Rojas (SC Heerenveen)

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