New Zealand call up means Graham misses Sheffield United clash

Chesterfield boss Danny Wilson will be without the services of defender Liam Graham on Sunday thanks to an international call up.

Tuesday, 8th November 2016, 14:50 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 14:56 pm
Picture by Lawrence Smith/AHPIX.com. Football, Sky Bet League One; Charlton Athletic v Chesterfield FC; 29/10/2016 KO 1500; The Valley; copyright picture;Howard Roe/AHPIX.com Liam Graham of Chesterfield tackles Charltonâ¬"s Ricky Holmes at todayâ¬"s league 1 match at The Valley

The right back will instead be in action with the New Zealand international set-up this weekend, in their World Cup Qualifying games against New Caledonia.

Graham and his fellow All Whites will host New Caledonia at the QBE Stadium on Saturday before the return fixture on Tuesday night in Kone.

It’s the second time the 24-year-old has been called up for the senior side, having made his full international debut back in September against Mexico.

Graham is one of five England-based footballers making his way back to New Zealand for Saturday’s fixture.

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He’s joined in the squad by Blackpool midfielder Henry Cameron and strikers Chris Wood, Rory Fallon and Monty Paterson, from Leeds United, Truro City and Ipswich Town.

Graham made his breakthrough into the Chesterfield first team squad earlier this season, having spent time in the reserves and out on loan at Whitehawk last season.

Another Spireite adding to their international experience this week is Ryan Fulton, the goalkeeper joining up with Scotland U21s for their midweek friendly with Slovakia.