Haksabanovic earns Montenegro call-up for March friendlies

Sead Haksabanovic

Sead Haksabanovic has been named in Montenegro's squad for the upcoming friendlies at the end of March. 

The 18-year-old will link up with his international teammates for a contest with Cyprus in Nicosia on Friday 23 March before welcoming Turkey to Podgorica for a friendly fixture on Tuesday 27. 

The teenage midfielder played twice for Montenegro in World Cup Qualification, making his appearances from the bench, with the most recent coming in the away defeat to Poland. 

Haksabanovic and his international teammates will not be at the tournament in Russia this summer after they finished third in Group E of the UEFA qualifying groups, but the youngster will be looking to stake his claim to a regular place in the Montenegro starting line-up. 

The summer signing has made 12 appearance for the U23s side this season and has played twice for the senior team - featuring in the Carabao Cup win over Bolton Wanderers and also making an appearance in the FA Cup clash with Wigan Athletic. 

Haksabanovic has also been on the bench for six Premier League matches this campaign, but is yet to make his top flight debut for the Hammers.