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Three have qualifying hopes

Posted: Tue 16 Oct 2012
Author: rovers.co.uk
Martin Olsson

Martin Olsson

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Rovers could be represented by a trio of players on international duty this Tuesday.

Tuesday night should hopefully see three Rovers players earn more caps for their respective countries as the second round of international matches take place.

On World Cup qualifying duty are Martin Olsson and Simon Vukcevic, whilst Jason Lowe will be hoping to progress with the Under-21s.

Olsson's Sweden are in Berlin for their top-of-the-table clash with Germany.

Both sides have 100% winning records going into the game at the Olympic Stadium, the Germans having won their opening three matches, including an impressive 6-1 demolition of Ireland last time out.

The Swedes have found it tougher going, but wins over Kazakhstan and the Faroe Islands see them in second place.

Montenegro play their third match of the qualifying campaign this evening as they look to close the gap on England at the top of Group H. An opening day draw with Poland was followed up by a comfortable 6-0 win over San Marino, but they'll find it a lot tougher going against Ukraine in Kiev.

Jason Lowe will be hoping to start this evening in Krusevac as England's Under-21s look to progress through to next summer's UEFA Under-21 finals in Israel.

The midfielder replaced Jack Rodwell for the second half in the first leg and with the Manchester City man missing out on the return fixture Lowe could be in from the start.

Stuart Pearce's side take a slender advantage into this evening's second leg following their 1-0 win at Carrow Road on Friday night.

A yellow card picked up by Tim Payne in New Zealand's 2-0 win over Tahiti on Saturday means he misses out on tonight's return leg in Christchurch.