The boot room at the Academy of Light

Youngsters win call-ups

by Stuart Vose

Budding stars selected for England duty.

Three young Academy stars have been called up for England at youth level.

Schoolboy Daniel Pybus has been named in the U16 squad for the forthcoming Nordics Tournament, taking place in Oslo at the beginning of August.

The midfielder, who will play in Sunderland’s U16 squad next season, made his England debut at U16 level back in November 2012, appearing as a second-half substitute in a 1-0 win over Scotland.

The young Lions are set to face the Faroe Islands, Finland and Norway in the group stages.

Meanwhile, fellow U16s Denver Hume and Daniel Wright have been selected to participate in an England U16 training camp at St George’s Park between 19-22 August.