JEFF Wood has named a preliminary 29-man squad for Gibraltar’s World Cup qualifier with Bosnia-Herzegovina on March 25.

There were call-ups for Gibraltar United’s Paul Podesta, Jason Pusey and Andrew ‘Pishu’ Hernandez.

SQUAD: Wood names 29 players for Bosnia World Cup showdown
SQUAD: Wood names 29 players for Bosnia World Cup showdown

Podesta, who has been plagued with injuries in recent seasons, expressed his delight.

“After being injured for two years and the possibility of never kicking a ball again, just playing football again is an amazing feeling in itself,” he said.

“Being selected for the preliminary squad of my nation; I’m lost for words!”

The squad will be reduced closer to the fixture.

The game in Zenica will be another stiff test for the Gibraltar team, who are still seeking their first point in their inaugural appearance in the tournament.

In their opening match with Greece, Gibraltar went down bravely to a 4-1 defeat in Faro.

Since then, they have lost 4-0 to Estonia, 6-0 to Belgium and 3-1 to Cyprus.