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ACADEMY’S DALY GETS ENGLAND U17 CALL-UP

7 February 2018

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First Three Lions summons for young midfielder

- Matty Daly gets call-up to England U17 squad
- 16 year-old Academy midfielder’s first international summons
- Daly could play in trio of games in the Algarve

Huddersfield Town Academy midfielder Matty Daly has received his first call-up to England’s Under-17 squad.

The 16 year-old attack-minded midfielder has received the call from Head Coach Steve Cooper for the 2018 Algarve Cup, which will see the young Lions continue their build-up to next year’s European Championships with a trio of games against high-level opposition.

Matty and his England teammates will face hosts Portugal at the Sport Nora Park in Ferreiras on 9 February in a 3pm kick-off before a game against Germany at the Algarve Stadium in Almancil (2pm kick-off) two days’ later.

England’s tournament ends on 13 February at the same venue as the Germany game against the Netherlands in another 2pm start.

An attack-minded player, Daly hails from Stockport and joined Town at Under-15 level, having previously played for the Everton Academy.

He’s made six starts and four substitute appearances for Town’s Under-23 side so far this season, grabbing his latest assist on Monday as Mark Hudson’s side beat Burnley 3-0 at PPG Canalside.


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