Nuneaton Town: Max Crocombe called up by New Zealand

Max Crocombe
Max Crocombe is yet to concede a goal in five games since joining Nuneaton on loan from Oxford in February

Nuneaton Town's on-loan Oxford United keeper Max Crocombe has been called up for international duty by New Zealand.

Auckland-born Crocombe, 21, has been selected for the All Whites squad to face South Korea in a friendly in Seoul on 1 April.

He will miss Tuesday's home game with Wrexham when ex-Boro boss Kevin Wilkin returns to Liberty Way for the first time since leaving a year ago.

Boro have brought in Daniel Lincoln to deputise on a week's loan from Reading.

Max Crocombe's curriculum vitae
Maxime Teremoana Crocombe was born in Auckland, but educated in Milton Keynes, having been brought to England at an early age. He started his career with non-league Buckingham Town and signed for Oxford United in 2012, working under former England keeper Alan Hodgkinson before being selected by New Zealand for the Under-20s World Cup in 2013.

The 19-year-old has been allowed out by the Championship side, becoming the sixth keeper Nuneaton have used this season, and is scheduled to play against Wrexham and again on Saturday at home to Halifax.

New Zealand Under-21 international Crocombe is yet to concede a goal in his five games with Boro since arriving a month ago.

He has played a key role in helping Boro's six-game unbeaten run, which has lifted them to within seven points of safety in the Conference.

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