Russell has announced his initial squad for training camp. There are one or two players out with injury who were unavailable. 4 of the Devils' British players are included - that is fantastic and congratulations to them. The glaring omission again is Josh Batch....what has this young man got to do to get selected? He has been averaging a point per game recently for the Devils. He uses his size well, provides toughness and is good positionally as a defensive forward or a defenceman providing assists. Russell has shown his loyalty to several players who still play for teams brought in to the EIHL this season and the number of 'dual nationals'/British by residency players has increased. Suppose he is trying to represent as many of the teams as possible in his choices. Have to say I am raising my eyebrows at the inclusion of players like Ciaran Long and Jez Lundin and but then I am not the coach.