Eight of the top 50 prospects have been named in Brian Eastick’s England Under-19 squad for the upcoming European Championship Qualifying Elite Stage. Amongst the octet, for the first time, is Manchester United’s Matthew James.
James has been in fine form for United’s Reserves this season, and has recently added a few long-range spectacular goals to his repertoire. Having represented the Three Lions at all previous age groups, he makes his first step up for the Under-19 clashes with Bosnia, Slovakia and Scotland at the end of the month. Joining him is club team-mate Daniel Welbeck, Aston Villa duo Nathan Baker and Nathan Delfouneso, Manchester City’s Kieran Trippier, West Ham’s Jordan Spence, Middlesbrough goalkeeper Jason Steele, and a fellow debutant in Tottenham academy captain Dean Parrett.
More information can be found at TheFA.com.