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Brooks pleased with England recognition

17 May 2017

Young prospect David Brooks is understandably delighted to receive his first England call up.

This week the midfielder was named in the England U20s squad for the prestigious Toulon Tournament, which will be staged in France later this month

The 19-year-old commented: "International recognition tops off a fantastic season.

"I'm looking forward to meeting up with the rest of the squad, training with them and then heading out to France where I hope to get game-time to prove what I can do.

"I've only played a couple of games in United's first team this season but I've been fully included with the squad and have played regularly for the under 23s.

"This is now an opportunity to keep the momentum going and it will be a new experience for me."

There was an element of confusion as Manchester-born Brooks was also named in the Welsh squad for the same tournament. His mother is Welsh.

He explains: "It was not a case of picking one country over another. I'd already met with England officials and they informed me that I would be getting a call-up before I even knew of being selected for Wales.

"It is flattering to be recognised by both countries but I'd already committed to England."

Brooks and England will face Angola, Cub and Japan hoping to make the knockout stages of the competition.

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