Turkey call for Mehmet

Deniz Mehmet will hope to keep his place in the Turkey Under-18 side after being included in the country's squad for two friendly matches in Israel.

The 17-year-old West Ham United Academy goalkeeper, who was born in London to a Turkish father and English mother, made his debut for Kemal Ozdes's team in their 1-0 friendly victory over Ukraine in Gaziantep in March.

Having starred for the nation's U17s at last year's FIFA World Cup, where Turkey reached the quarter-finals before being defeated by Colombia on penalties, Mehmet will be keen to continue his international development in Israel.

Turkey will take on the Israelis in a double-header, with fixtures taking place on 31 May and 2 June.

Israel's record goalscorer at U18 level is former West Ham midfielder Yossi Benayoun, who netted 12 goals in eight appearances.

Mehmet, who made eleven starts for Tony Carr's FA Premier Academy League side in 2009/10, was also Turkey's No1 at the UEFA European U16 Championship in Germany in May 2009, keeping a clean sheet as they beat England 1-0 in the group stage.

Another of the Hammers' young stars, Iceland U21 defender Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson, will be in Belgian League promotion/relegation play-off action on Thursday evening.

Eyjolfsson's KSV Roeselare, who finished bottom of the Belgian First Division this season, host RAEC Mons in what is a must-win match on Thursday evening before completing their play-off fixtures by travelling to KSVK United Lommel on Sunday and hosting KES Eupen next Thursday 27 May.

Mons hosted Roeselare in the reverse fixture on Sunday, with the match ending in a 2-2 draw.

Halfway through the six-match play-off programme, Roeselare and Mons both have four points, with Lommel one behind on three.

The side which finishes top of the standings will play in the First Division in 2010/11.