SWINDON Wildcats stars Aaron Nell and Stevie Lyle have been called-up to the Great Britain squad for the upcoming World Championships in Lithuania.

The pair are part of Doug Christiansen's first squad since he took over and are the only two EPL players to have made the initital 35-man roster.

The squad will be cut to 27 for the start of Great Britain’s pre-World Championship training camp in April and then reduced to the 23 players for Lithuania after GB’s two home internationals against Netherlands.

The Great Britain squad will travel to Vilnius for the World Championship (Division 1B) from April 20-26 and will come up against hosts Lithuania, along with Croatia, Netherlands, Poland and Romania.