Barry Middleton rested for Great Britain World League Final squad

Bobby Crutchley
GB coach Bobby Crutchley has made eight changes from the World League Semi-Final squad who secured Olympic qualification

Great Britain captain Barry Middleton is one of several key absentees for the World League Final in India.

Middleton and all-time leading scorer Ashley Jackson have been rested for the competition in Raipur, with Britain already qualified for the Rio Olympics.

"I am very excited to select a squad including a number of younger players," said coach Bobby Crutchley.

"We believe all of the selected players are capable of pushing for Olympic selection in 2016."

In Middleton's absence, the team will be captained by Holcombe defender Dan Fox, while the other players to be rested are George Pinner, Adam Dixon, Mark Gleghorne and Iain Lewers.

Wimbledon's Ian Sloan and Hampstead and Westminster goalkeeper Harry Gibson both come in for their first competitive senior tournament for Great Britain.

Great Britain are in a pool with Australia, Belgium and Canada with the other pool featuring Argentina, Germany, India and the Netherlands.

The tournament runs from 27 November to 6 December.

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