Middlesbrough’s Bryn Morris for England’s U19 European Championship qualifiers

Bryn Morris
Bryn Morris

BRYN Morris could be set for a summer of international football with England team-mates a year his senior.

The midfielder, 18 at the end of this month, captained England U18s to a 2-1 win against Germany on Wednesday to round of the season for his age group.

But the Middlesbrough midfielder’s campaign could continue into July after Noel Blake, the U19s coach, informed the former High Tunstall pupil that he is considering selecting him for next month’s three U19 European Championships Qualifying games.

The Three Lions take on Ukraine, Montenegro and Scotland between May 24 and 29 and should they top the four-team group they will travel to Hungary for the championship’s finals in July.

“He said I might be on standby or in the squad so hopefully I can make that,” Morris told SportMail.

“Hopefully my performance on Wednesday helped my chances.”

Morris and his U18 colleagues played in front of over 9000 fans at Rotherham’s New York Stadium on Wednesday as they came from behind to beat their German counterparts.

Coach Neil Dewsnip praised the impact the central midfield, of which Morris anchored, and defence had on the comeback.

And Morris agreed that the final score was justified. He said: “It was a fair result and as I’ve said before we have got the ability to beat any team.

“We knew they were a good outfit but we never went into the game doubting ourselves, we were positive.

“We had had more possession and posed more of a threat so at half time we weren’t happy that they had scored against the run of play.

“But second half we took our chances.”

Of the vocal crowd’s impact, Morris added: “Some of the lads hadn’t played in front of that before and were out to impress.