By Will Butcher
Newcastle fans have congratulated their young star Callum Roberts on Twitter after the winger was called up to England’s under-20 squad.
He joins the Three Lions’ under-20 side as they prepare to take part in a four-nation round-robin tournament this month, against the United States, the Netherlands and Germany.
The winger has been impressive form of late for the Magpies’ reserve side, scoring two goals in three games for Peter Beardsley’s outfit as both a striker and on the left side of a three-man attack.
The youth side, captained by Bournemouth’s Lewis Cook, begin the tournament against the Netherlands on Wednesday at Oldham’s Boundary Park.
They then play Germany at Huddersfield’s John Smith’s Stadium on October 7, before travelling to Rochdale to play against the United States on October 10.
Fans have reacted on Twitter by showing their appreciation for the winger, with many believing the call up is a belated one.
Here are a selection of their tweets:
— Grant Harvey (@grantharvey082) October 4, 2016
— Richard Houghton (@RichyH1986) October 4, 2016
— Tom Easterby (@tje93) October 4, 2016
— callum (@_calgle) October 4, 2016
— Carl Finnigan (@carlfinnigan) October 4, 2016
— paley mcpacketface (@RyanKirtley97) October 4, 2016
— Rhys Evans (@RhysEvans47) October 4, 2016
— ㅤㅤ (@SimplyMitro) October 4, 2016
— Rorschach (@RorschachNUFC) October 4, 2016
— paul parker (@ppnufc) October 4, 2016
Roberts has been making steady progress on Tyneside, after making his debut for Newcastle midway through the 2014/15 season against Leicester in the FA Cup.
The attacker has also had a loan spell at neighbours Gateshead, making three appearances during a six-week spell with the Conference side in 2015.
In other Newcastle news, this Toon star has given a two-word Instagram verdict after Saturday’s 1-0 win against Rotherham.