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Dec 13, 2010   |  3:15PM AET

Korea challenge chance for United’s young guns

Korea challenge chance for United’s young guns

The visit of South Korea ‘B’ to Deakin Stadium on Tuesday 14th December will give Canberra United Head Coach Ray Junna the chance to assess the next generation of talent waiting in the wings as well giving squad members a chance to fight for a starting jersey.

The visit of South Korea ‘B- to Deakin Stadium on Tuesday 14th December will give Canberra United Head Coach Ray Junna the chance to assess the next generation of talent waiting in the wings as well giving squad members a chance to fight for a starting jersey.

“We could see the likes of Georgia Yeoman-Dale, Catherine Brown, Ashleigh Palombi, Ellie Raymond, Sophie Kochinos and Meg McLaughlin, players of that calibre taking to the field,” Junna revealed.

“They are the up and coming group that will be pushing for Westfield W-league spots in the next couple of years, so this is a chance for them to see where they are at. It-s also a good opportunity for our recently injured players to get a full game under their belt and put their hand up for selection. I think there will be a few players chomping at the bit to put in a good performance as we are getting to that stage now where it-s the business end of the season and I-m sure they all want to be involved at that time of year.”

The match comes in the middle of a trio of testing challenges for United, who come into the fixture of the back of a long road trip to play Newcastle Jets, before setting their sights on the Westfield W-League summit meeting with the ever-dangerous Brisbane Roar.

“We have to be mindful that on Saturday we have to go to Brisbane so we will be giving some of our younger players, and some of the ACTAS players, a chance to show their ability on the field,” Junna said.

“At this stage I don-t think that the squad could back up for three games in a week so we-ll bring in some of the ACTAS players to see how they fare against what will be very decent opposition and they can see where they are at in terms of their progress and development.”

Canberra United plays South Korea B in an International Challenge match on Tuesday 14th December at Deakin Stadium, Grose Street, Deakin with kick off at 5.30pm. Gates will open at 5pm and admission is FREE.