Yeovil Town manager Terry Skiverton fully expects to lose two of his squad members for next weekend's trip to Rochdale, and admits he could lose two more. The weekend of October 9th is another designated international weekend, with all age groups involved in matches, and the worst case scenario could mean that up to four Glovers would be missing for the game at Spotland.
The Yeovil boss fully expects goalkeeper Stephen Henderson and defender/midfielder Rob Kiernan to get call-ups for the Republic of Ireland Under-21s squad, where both have been regulars in the side recently. However, on top of that, he is also aware that midfielder Shaun MacDonald and winger/striker Luke Freeman are both on stand-by lists for international squads, where they could be called up if any of the more senior squad members suffer injuries during this weekend's set of matches.
MacDonald is now past the age limit for the Welsh Under-21 squad, but is knocking on the door for the full Wales international side, whilst we assume that the stand-by list for Freeman is for England Under-19s, having already represented his country at Under-16 and Under-17 level. Speaking to BBC Somerset, Skiverton was philosophical about the possibility of losing those players:
"Shaun MacDonald is on stand-by for the full (Welsh) squad, and Luke Freeman is on stand-by as well. So it shows that we have got the right young lads, as they are the ones that are being called up for international duty. We'll just have to wait and see what the fall-out is from that. If they go, they go. We've got cover in those sort of positions and places, and it was lucky that John Sullivan is another one that was back training today. So we've got cover in all those positions. It's not ideal but this is what happens when you get decent young players in."
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