Hartlepool United striker Luke James

Hartlepool United: 13 North East-born players who have represented England C ahead of Luke James debut

Luke James is in line to make his England C debut against Wales C this evening - but whose North East footsteps will he follow in?

Here, we've picked out 13 players who were born in the North East and have gone on to be capped by the Three Lions C.

Recently linked with Pools, the Gateshead man starred on his debut in 1-0 win over Estonia U23s in October 2018 at right-back.

1. Robbie Tinkler

Recently linked with Pools, the Gateshead man starred on his debut in 1-0 win over Estonia U23s in October 2018 at right-back.
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During his time at Blyth Spartans, the ex-Hartlepool goalkeeper made his Three Lions C bow, going on to make six appearances between 2007 and 2009.

2. Adam Bartlett

During his time at Blyth Spartans, the ex-Hartlepool goalkeeper made his Three Lions C bow, going on to make six appearances between 2007 and 2009.
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Born in Stockton-on-Tees, Bishop featured twice in Englands 2007 Four Nations Tournament (FNT) winning squad before a few months later, leaving York City for League Two side Barnet.

3. Neal Bishop

Born in Stockton-on-Tees, Bishop featured twice in Englands 2007 Four Nations Tournament (FNT) winning squad before a few months later, leaving York City for League Two side Barnet.
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The current Spennymoor midfielder played just over an hour in March last year as England ran out 3-2 winners over neighbours Wales.

4. Robert Ramshaw

The current Spennymoor midfielder played just over an hour in March last year as England ran out 3-2 winners over neighbours Wales.
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