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West Ham's Reid, Leicester's Wood in NZ squad for Uzbekistan clash

New Zealand interim head coach Neil Emblen has named an 18-man squad for their international friendly with Uzbekistan in September.

Three players who missed the clash with South Africa in May are back in the setup for the Tashkent meeting on September 8.

West Ham United defender Winston Reid is back to captain the All Whites while Leicester City striker Chris Wood and Melbourne Victory attacker Kosta Barbarouses have also been included.

"In the two matches we've played this year against Japan and South Africa we've had a number of excellent performances from individuals involved across both games," Emblen said on NZ Football's official website.

"The squad of players we're taking to Uzbekistan rewards the players who have impressed this year against top quality opposition."

Before taking on Uzbekistan, the All Whites will be in camp in Doha, Qatar as they prepare for life under incoming head coach Anthony Hudson.

New Zealand squad for September friendly with Uzbekistan

Goalkeepers

Glen Moss (Wellington Phoenix, NZ) Tamati Williams (Glenfield Rovers, NZ)

Defenders

Michael Boxall (Wellington Phoenix, NZ) Andrew Durante (Wellington Phoenix/, NZ) Winston Reid (West Ham United, ENG) Storm Roux (Central Coast Mariners, AUS) Ben Sigmund (Wellington Phoenix, NZ) Bill Tuiloma (Olympique Marseille, FRA)

Midfielders

Cameron Howieson (Burnley FC, ENG) Chris James (CS Sedan Ardennes, FRA) Michael McGlinchey (Central Coast Mariners, AUS) Tim Payne (unattached) Ryan Thomas (PEC Zwolle, HOL)

Forwards

Kosta Barbarouses (Melbourne Victory, AUS) Tyler Boyd (Wellington Phoenix, NZ) Jeremy Brockie (Wellington Phoenix, NZ) Marco Rojas (VfB Stuttgart, GER) Chris Wood (Leicester City, ENG)

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