Brentford's on-loan striker Marcello Trotta scores in practice match for Italy Under-21
Brentford’s on-loan striker Marcello Trotta scored for the Italian Under-21 side in a practice match earlier this week.
The 21-year-old is on loan at Brentford from Fulham for the 2013/14 season, his second spell at Griffin Park.
He was with Italy’s Under-21 squad for a training camp in Rome from Sunday, February 23, until Tuesday, February 25.
That camp ended with a training match against a team from The Rome Spring.
Marcello came on at half time and scored the third for Italy’s Under-21 side, who won the match 3-0.
It is the second time Marcello has played for Italy Under-21s in a non-international match and he has scored in both fixtures.
Marcello will now be part of the squad that represents Italy in a 2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championships qualifier against Northern Ireland on Wednesday March 5.
Marcello will link up with Italy on Saturday March 1 for that qualifier.
Contrary to earlier suggestions, Marcello is not required to join up until Saturday evening.
Therefore he can play in Brentford’s Sky Bet League One match against Carlisle United on Saturday.
Marcello has represented Italy at Under-20, Under-19, Under-18 and Under-16 level.
Italy have played five of their eight qualifying games, winning three and losing two.
Marcello has scored 11 goals in 27 games for Brentford this season.