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.