Ian Watts' County Challenge- 1




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Whilst Jim Gannon's summer recruitment campaign continues there is not a lot of County related news to report until the pre-season games kick off. To help hedgegrower keep the blog ticking over I've put together a few brief County related matching challenges.

With the first stage of the Euro 2016 competition now completed and all six ex-Hatters still involved (Fraser Foster of England, Wayne Hennessey, Ashley Williams and Owain fon Williams for Wales, with Jamie Ward and Gareth Mc Cauley for Northern Ireland) )this first challenge is concentrating on players who were capped at full international level whilst or after being at EP.


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With the only ex-Hatter to hit the net in France so far being 2004 trialist Mc Cauley, who made a few pre-season matches that year but decided  to join Lincoln City;; I have included a few men who didn't make a competitive FIRST TEAM GAME.

So here is a selection of men who have worn the County shirt:


Keith Alexander - Liam Bridcutt - Craig Davies - Laurent D'Jaffo - Kevin Francis - Tryggvi Gudmundsson, - Paul Gundani, - Carl Ikeme - Brad Jones - Shefki Kuqi - Li Ming - Martin Nash - Anthony Pilkington - Mart Poom - Ron Staniforth - Paul Williams



And the list of countries they gained caps for:
Australia - Benin - Canada - China - England - Estonia - Finland - Iceland - Nigeria - Northern Ireland - Republic of Ireland - Saint Kitts and Nevis - Saint Lucia - Scotland - Wales - Zimbabwe

No prizes but see how many you know, but see how many players you can correctly match to a country. Answers in a week or so when I put the next challenge together.

Ian Watts

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