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Bishop called up into England U20 squad

7 June 2019

Southend United goalkeeper Nathan Bishop has been called into the England under 20 squad for the Maurice Revello Tournament.

The Blues shot-stopper has replaced Huddersfield Town’s Ryan Schofield in the 21 man squad in France aiming to retain the title which they’ve held for the last three years.

And goalkeeping coach Lee Harrison is delighted to see Bishop receive international recognition.

“Nathan deserves this because he’s such a hard-working boy,” said Harrison.

“He’s the first one in and the last one out.

“He’s relentless in his work and this will be another great experience for him.

“He’s been involved in a few of the training camps and once you get to work with Nathan and see how hard he works you can’t help but like him.”

The Young Lions have faced Japan and Portugal, suffering defeats in both, while they face Chile later tonight (7.30pm KO) in their final group stage encounter. 

Bishop is the only player selected in the squad from a club below the Championship.

England squad

Goalkeepers: Ellery Balcombe (Brentford), Nathan Bishop (Southend United)

Defenders: Jayden Bogle (Derby County), Trevoh Chalobah (Chelsea), Marc Guehi (Chelsea), Reece James (Chelsea), Max Lowe (Derby County), Tom Pearce (Leeds United), Steven Sessegnon (Fulham)

Midfielders: Josh Dasilva (Brentford), Sam Field (West Bromwich Albion), Conor Gallagher (Chelsea), Dwight McNeil (Burnley), Jamie Shackleton (Leeds United), Josh Sims (Southampton), Joe Willock (Arsenal)

Forwards: Kyle Edwards (West Bromwich Albion), Eberechi Eze (Queens Park Rangers), George Hirst (OH Leuven), Danny Loader (Reading), Eddie Nketiah (Arsenal), Marcus Tavernier (Middlesbrough)

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