Town Academy stopper to train with the Three Lions- Ryan Schofield called-up to England Under 18s
- First Three Lions summons for Academy goalkeeper
- Comments from Lead Academy GK Coach Paul Clements
Huddersfield Town Academy goalkeeper Ryan Schofield has today received his first call-up to the England Under-18 squad.
Schofield has been chosen by Head Coach Neil Dewsnip to train with the squad ahead of an upcoming international tournament against Poland and France. The mini-tournament will be hosted by England, with both games taking place on home soil.
England starts with a game against Poland on Thursday 10 November at Stevenage’s Lamex Stadium, with a second game against France at the ABAX Stadium – home of Peterborough United – just four days later, on Monday 14 November. Both games will kick-off at 7pm.
Schofield, who has previously attended an England camp for promising young goalkeepers in January 2016, is the regular goalkeeper for Lead Professional Development Coach Tony Carss’ Town Under-18 side.
He joined the Club at Under-9 level, having been spotted playing for local junior side Lepton Highlanders.
Schofield also featured in last season's Under-21 Professional Development League 2 Play-Off Final where he impressed with some brilliant saves as the Terriers defeated Sheffield United to win the national title.
He will meet up with his new Young Lions teammates at St. Georges Park on Sunday 6 November.
Lead Academy Goalkeeping Coach Paul Clements commented:
“Ryan is a great shot-stopper, he’s brave and has a perfect frame for a goalkeeper, but his best quality is his ability to learn. He’s great to coach as he puts his heart and soul into anything you work on together and that brings improvements.
“One of his most recent improvements has been when he’s in possession of the ball; he’s become much more comfortable. That’s important for progression at this club and we work on it a lot.
“He’ll now go into a new group of players and have a new, different experience, which is always welcome for young players.”
Paul concluded: “This is a reward for his performances and a reward for the Academy at a time when we’re working to change things for the better.”
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