MAX CROCOMBE CALLED UP BY ALL-WHITES
Auckland born Max signed for Salford City during the summer having previously been with Carlisle United & Oxford United. He has since played 31 times for the Ammies, keeping 9 clean sheets. During the recent home game -vs- Tamworth he saved a late penalty before Jack Redshaw scored a last minute winner.
Max was called up to the New Zealand squad for the qualifying competition for the 2013 U20 World Cup. He kept clean sheets in both of his appearances and was awarded the ‘Golden Glove’ as the tournament’s best keeper. New Zealand qualified for the U20 World Cup and played in group stage games against Uzbekistan and Croatia.
Two years later Max was included on the U23 squad for the Pacific Games, used a qualifying tournament for the 2016 Summer Olympics. This time he kept a clean sheet in every one of his 4 appearances but was to strike.New Zealand had fielded an ineligible player and were disqualified.
Since then Max has been included in the senior national squad several times, most recently for the 2018 World Cup Qualifying play-off games -vs- Peru. He has yet to win a senior cap but may join the list of Ammie internationals on Saturday 24th March. On that day the ‘All-Whites’ had a friendly -vs- Canada, with that game being staged in Murcia, Spain.
TIM ERLANDSSON SIGNS ON LOAN
Great news for Max Crocombe and the club have prepared for his absence by signing another international keeper on a month’s loan. Tim Erlandsson has signed from Championship side Nottingham Forest and he has represented Sweden at every level up to U23. The 21 year-old keeper started out with home city club Halmstads BK before moving to Forest in 2015. In November 2016 he played a couple of games on loan at National League club Barrow. During January of 2017 he had a loan spell for AFC Eskilstuna, newly promoted to the top level of Swedish football. Tim chalked up 13 appearances during his time at the Tunavallen stadium before returning to Forest in November. We’d like to welcome Tim to Salford City and trust that his stay with us will be a happy one.