England_hockey_Jan_13January 13 - England Hockey will use the 25th Leipzig Messestadt Cup in Germany next weekend for a final assessment of their players before naming the 12-man squad for next month's FIH Indoor World Cup in Poznan, Poland.

Men's indoor coach Andy Halliday said: "The indoor game is ideal for developing many of the core skills of outdoor hockey.

"We see it as a great opportunity for our international squad players to experience the added pressure that the indoor game presents.

"We will be using the tournament for player development, with most of the outdoor group involved at some stage.

"We will then select our World Cup team when we return from Leipzig.

"The Indoor World Cup provides another great learning opportunity on the road to 2012.

"We relish the challenges ahead in our first appearance at this prestigious competition."

The England Hockey women will also be competing in the Leipzig Messestadt Cup.