Tottenham teenage duo given call-ups
By Will Butcher
Tottenham youngsters Josh Onomah and Kyle Walker-Peters have been called up by England’s Under-20s side to represent the country in October’s four-nation tournament.
The Spurs duo, both 19, will face Netherlands, Germany and the United States in a round robin system that will see the likes of Bournemouth’s Lewis Cook, Chelsea’ Dom Solanke and Celtic’s Patrick Roberts also take part.
England’s official Twitter account revealed manager Aidy Boothroyd’s squad selection on their official Twitter account, as they prepare to face the Netherlands on October 5 at Oldham Athletic’s Boundary Park.
— England (@England) September 30, 2016
Boothroyd’s youngsters will then face Germany at Huddersfield’s John Smith’s Stadium on October 7, before travelling to Rochdale to play against the United States on October 10.
The tournament is seen as preparation for next summer’s under-20 World Cup, as captain Cook will aim to hold aloft the trophy next June.
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Onomah has featured for the under-20 side in the past after playing in this summer’s double header against Brazil, which saw Boothroyd’s side record a 1-1 draw and a 2-1 loss.
The attacker has featured 23 times for Spurs since making his debut against Burnley back in January 2015, and continues to be highly regarded by manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Walker-Peters is yet to make his Tottenham bow, but he has been called up alongside Bristol City stopper Taylor Moore and Chelsea youngster Jake Clarke-Salter.
The defender has featured regularly for the reserve side and will be hoping to make his England under-20 debut in the tournament after 12 appearances for the under-19 side.
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