Good news today that Newcastle United 19 year-old London-born striker Nile Ranger has been selected in the England Under-20 squad, for their friendly against France on Wednesday, February 9th.
Nile Ranger – will Newcastle allow him to play?
Andy has already been part of the England U19 set-up, when he appeared 7 times at the Under-19 level, and scored 5 goals, and always played well for that side.
We had been wondering when and if he would get back into the England set-up, because he had been left out of the England U19 side for quite some time.
Head coach Brian Eastwick has selected an 18 man squad to play France at Shrewsbury Town’s Greenhaus Meadow ground next Wednesday night.
We all have to hope that Nile doesn’t get injured in that game!
And indeed, we wonder if Newcastle will withdraw him because of their current shortage of fit strikers?
Here is the England Under-20 squad:
Nathan Baker (Aston Villa), Nathan Cameron (Coventry City), Steven Caulker (Bristol City – on loan from Tottenham Hotspur), Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace), Jake Kean (Blackburn Rovers), Jason Lowe (Blackburn Rovers), Scott Malone (Burton Albion – on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers), Jordon Mutch (Birmingham City), Alex Nimely (Manchester City), Dean Parrett (Tottenham Hotspur), Matt Phillips (Blackpool), Nile Ranger (Newcastle United), James Severn (Derby County), Adam Smith (AFC Bournemouth – on loan from Tottenham Hotspur), Marvin Sordell (Watford), Cameron Stewart (Hull City), Reece Wabara (Manchester City), Sanchez Watt (Leeds United – on loan from Arsenal)