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Salmond selected for Scotland men’s squad
19 Apr 2005 21:32

Inverleith’s Derek Salmond is stepping into the breach for his first senior cap as he replaces the injured David Knipe for the senior men’s tour to Canada.

The 21 year old has played hockey with his club Inverleith since he was eight years old and was a key player in their defeat of Edinburgh rivals Grange at the weekend. Salmond has come through the ranks, having been capped for his country at U16, U18 and U21 levels and now combines hockey with his studies at Loughborough University. The ergonomics student is currently on a work placement with a company in Dunfermline. Salmond is also an East of Scotland Institute of Sport athlete.

"This is a young player who has been performing well over the last few years. His concentration is good and he definitely makes a difference when he is on the pitch. I believe he can make a real impact on the international scene," coach Mathias Ahrens said.

David Knipe of Grange misses the trip due to a groin injury.

The team flew out to Vancouver on Tuesday for the six-match series.

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