George Evans celebrates England u19 call up
- Tue 04 Sep 2012, 10:42AM
- Posted by Mark Booth
Teenage midfielder George Evans has been called up to the England under-19 squad for the first time.
Capping a remarkable few months in the local player’s young career, Evans has been called up to the Young Lions squad to take on Germany as they prepare for the First Qualifying Round of the 2013 European Championships in October.
Evans replaced John Lundstrum of Everton who has been withdrawn due to injury and will be vying for a position alongside Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse and Nick Powell of Manchester United in the England midfield.
George impressed City’s coaching staff with his attitude and application in the pre-season tours of Austria and the Far East this summer, featuring in the first-team friendlies against Arsenal and Malaysia XI.
The lifelong City fan didn’t take part in the EDS’ draw away at Liverpool on Monday afternoon, as he travels to Germany for the match - he was last seen in action for City against PSG in the NextGen Series.
George represented England u16s and played in the u17 World Cup in July 2011.
We’ll let you know how he gets on after the match takes place on Thursday.
Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford (Sunderland), Jonathan Sutherland (Manchester United).
Defenders: Tyler Blackett (Manchester United). Eric Dier (Sporting Lisbon), Adam Jackson (Middlesbrough), Daniel Potts (West Ham United), John Stones (Barnsley).
Midfielders: Nathaniel Chalobah (Chelsea), George Evans (Manchester City)* James Ward-Prowse (Southampton), Nick Powell (Manchester United), Nathan Redmond (Birmingham City),
Forwards: Chuba Akpom (Arsenal), Jack Barmby (Manchester United), Max Clayton (Crewe Alexandra), Adam Morgan (Liverpool), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), Blair Turgott (West Ham United).
Elsewhere in the EDS, versatile defender/midfielder Emyr Huws has earned his reward for a bright start to the 2012/13 season with a call-up to the Wales u21s squad for match against Czech Republic. Goalkeeper Ian Lawlor will also represent Ireland.