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Cole and Facey earn England u18 call-ups

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Full-back Shay Facey (bottom right) and striker Devante Cole earn their first England under 18 call-ups for Italy encounter.

Both players have represented England at under-17 level but this will be Noel Blake’s first look at Devante and Shay as he looks to bolster his under-19 side.

Jordi Hiwula and George Evans have both turned out for England under-19s this season and now it’s the turn of Cole and Facey to try and force their way into the reckoning.

Facey has made four appearances for City EDS this season and featured once for the under-18s, while Cole has two goals in four matches for the under-18s as he makes his way back from last season’s injury.

England under-19s will play Italy at Mansfield Town’s One Call Stadium on Wednesday 24 October at 7.30pm. We’ll bring you news on both players after the game.

The Squad

Goalkeepers: Luke Coddington (Middlesbrough), George Willis (Sheffield United)

Defenders: Leo Chambers (West Ham United), Shay Facey (Manchester City), Alistair Gordon (Chelsea), Liam Grimshaw (Manchester United), Isaac Hayden (Arsenal), Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill (Arsenal), Luke Shaw (Southampton).

Midfielders: Conor Grant (Everton), John Swift (Chelsea), James Weir (Manchester United)*, Luke Woodland (Bolton Wanderers)

Forwards: Devante Cole (Manchester City), Jordan Ibe (Liverpool), Christopher Long (Everton), Josh Murphy (Norwich City), James Wilson (Manchester United).

* Replaces Ben Pearson (Manchester United) who is withdrawn.

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