NEWCASTLE United pair Adam Armstrong and Freddie Woodman have been named in England’s squad for the Under-17 European Championships, writes DANIEL PRINCE.
The duo played an integral part in England’s qualification campaign, and have now revealed on Twitter that they have been rewarded with a place in John Peacock’s squad for the tournament in Malta.
England’s first game in the competition is on Friday, May 9, against host nation Malta.
That comes two days before Newcastle play their final Premier League game of the season, at Liverpool.
Armstrong has found himself in the first-team picture in recent months, and has made three senior appearances from the bench.
However, it now appears he will be unavailable for the trip to Anfield due to his involvement with the Young Lions.
Joining England and Malta in the group are Turkey and the Netherlands, with the group stage set to be completed by May 15.
Goalkeeper Woodman, who is the son of Newcastle goalkeeping coach Andy, has played 12 times for England’s Under-17s, while Armstrong has grabbed eight goals in eight appearances for the side.
The pair revealed they had been selected for next month’s squad on Twitter, with Armstrong posting: “Happy to have been picked again for England to go to the European Finals in Malta.”
Woodman, meanwhile, added: “Very happy to have been selected for my country again for the Euro Championships.”