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Loader gets Three Lions call for Toulon Tournament

Youngster to represent England U20 at marquee competition

28 May 2019

Danny Loader will be moving up an age group with England, as has has been selected for the Young Lions' Under-20 squad to partake in this summer's Toulon Tournament.

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Olise to represent France at Toulon Tournament

28 May 2019

Loader, 18, scored five times for England's Under-19s in the 2018-19 campaign, adding to an impressive haul of 15 goals in 15 matches for our U23s - capped off with his Goal of the Season-winning effort to open his senior account against Middlesbrough in April.

Two years ago, Loader was an Under-17 World Cup winner with England as he featured in India back in 2017. And his work on the pitch since then has been recognised with a call-up to the next stage of his youth international career with England, earning a place in Paul Simpson's squad for the highly-regarded youth competition.

The striker will be joining fellow Reading youngster Michael Olise in Toulon this summer - with his fellow teenager selected for France's U18 squad.

Loader and the Young Lions get underway against Japan on Saturday 1st June (2.05pm kick-off), before taking on their counterparts from Portugal (Tuesday 4th June, 6pm) and Chile (Friday 7th June, 7.30pm) as they look to progress from their group. Each of the group winners will progress to the semi-final, as will the best-placed runner-up from the three pools. The eight eliminated sides will each play a placement play-off fixture too.

England are the current holders of the trophy after their win in 2018; two years prior, John Swift was a tournament-winner with the Young Lions too.

Congratulations to Danny on his hard-earned call-up for England, and we look forward to seeing how both he and Michael get on in Toulon.

The full squad is as follows:

Ellery Balcombe (Brentford)
Nathan Trott (West Ham United)

Jayden Bogle (Derby County)
Trevoh Chalobah (Chelsea)
Marc Guehi (Chelsea)
Reece James (Chelsea)
Max Lowe (Derby County)
Tom Pearce (Leeds United)
Steven Sessegnon (Fulham)
Easah Suliman (Aston Villa)

Sam Field (West Bromwich Albion)
Conor Gallagher (Chelsea)
Dwight McNeil (Burnley)
Josh Sims (Southampton)
Joe Willock (Arsenal)

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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