RYAN Wade was a surprise inclusion in a 17-man Airbus squad submitted to Uefa for the upcoming Europa League ties with NK Lokomotiva.

The 27-yer-old wingman left the Wingmakers at the end of the season but has now had a change of heart over a proposed move to Stalybridge Celtic and featured in Tuesday night's friendly against Flint Town United.

Wade has been with the club for three seasons after previous experience with Skelmersdale United, Vauxhall Motors, Burscough, Runcorn Town, Prescot Cables and Northwich.

He has started 64 WPL games, scoring 17 goals with his volley against Port Talbot last season one of the nominations for goal of the season.

The European squad is: Jordan Barrow, Chris Budrys, James Coates, Ricky Evans, Tom Field, Tony Gray, Ellis Healing, Andy Jones, Keighan Jones, Matty McGinn, Jay Owen, Lee Owens, Mike Pearson, Wayne Riley, Jonny Spittle, Ryan Wade and Ryan Wignall.