England call-ups for Newcastle duo

Freddie Woodman
Freddie Woodman

ADAM Armstorng and Freddie Woodman have been called up by England’s Under-18s for a double-header against Russia.

Forward Armstrong and goalkeeper Woodman are in Neil Dewsnip’s squad for the two friendlies, which will be played at Moscow’s Arena Khimki on June 8 and 10.

Dewsnip said: “We don’t want easy games.

“Playing for England is not easy, otherwise everybody would be doing it and obviously they are not.

“It does need to be testing, and I think Russia away will be particularly challenging.

“We will be going into an interesting and different culture.

“The England senior side has not won in Russia for over 40 years, so this country does not have the best record there but we will be trying to change that.

“That’s such an exciting challenge in itself.”