England call up for Newcastle United midfielder

Newcastle United midfielder Matty Longstaff has been called up to the England under-20 squad.

Friday, 8th November 2019, 11:46 am
Updated Friday, 8th November 2019, 11:46 am
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 11: Sean Longstaff and Matty Longstaff of Newcastle United arrive at the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Arsenal FC at St. James Park on August 11, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The 19-year-old is rewarded for his impressive first few weeks in the Magpies’ first-team by being handed a first call up at international level.

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He forms part of the England squad, which also contains ex-United defender Lewis Gibson, who take on Portugal and Iceland later this month.

Longstaff burst on the scene with a debut, match-winning goal against Manchester United and has since started against Chelsea and Wolves.