City u16s defender captains England
- 30 November 2013 16:10
- Posted by @porter_mcfc
City Academy defender Cameron Humphreys captained England in the Victory Shield clash against Scotland on Friday.
The honour was awarded to Humphreys after his strong showings at England u17 level in the Nordic Tournament last summer.
City have had a record seven youngsters selected for the England Victory Shield squads this season as the Academy goes from strength to strength.
Lukas Nmecha started Friday's game against Scotland alongside Humphreys, while Will Patching was an unused sub after making his Three Lions bow earlier in the season against Wales.
Unfortunately, the City duo were part of a side that went down 1-0 in Perthshire, as the hosts claimed the trophy for the first time in 14 years.
However, such extensive City involvement in the tournament bodes well for the future of the club. Nmecha, Cameron McCulloch, Josh Murray, Elan Assiana and Sadou Diallo all featured for England in the previous clash against Northern Ireland on a record-breaking night for the Academy.
Head of Academy, Mark Allen, said: “I think it’s a great reflection on what we’re trying to do, they’re all homegrown boys and now they can call themselves England internationals."
ENGLAND: Whiteman (King 73), Yates, Ndukwu, Davies, Humphreys (C), Collinge, Willock (Hinds 40), Kane (Maddox 64), Leko (Cull 64), Nabay, Nmecha (Hepburn-Murphy 40).