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🦁 Academy trio called up for England training camps

Boyce-Clarke, Dorsett and and Abbey all involved with Young Lions

10 November 2020

Three Reading players have been called up to be involved in England youth team training camps over the coming international break.

Goalkeeper Coniah Boyce-Clarke and defender Jeriel Dorsett will spend five days at St George’s Park with the England Under-19 squad, while centre-half Nelson Abbey will be involved with the Under-18s.

The Royals trio are the only players selected across the two age groups which are not currently contracted to a Premier League club, with the exception of Celtic duo Tobi Oluwayemi and Karamoko Dembélé in the U18 setup.

So their experience of playing alongside – and testing themselves against – some of the brightest players across the country by receiving yet another call-up to the Young Lions is a credit to their own development and the work of our Academy.


Stopper Boyce-Clarke, still aged 17, has been a regular starter for our Under-23 squad this season and was between the sticks for wins over Newcastle United and Aston Villa so far.

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And his fellow recipient of a U19 call-up, Dorsett, has also featured on a number of occasions for our U23s at the age of 18… Dorsett also got his first ever taste of senior-level football when he played the final few minutes from the bench against Blackpool in our FA Cup replay in January.

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Similarly, Abbey had his first dabbling in first-team affairs this season by coming off the bench to replace Sone Aluko against Luton Town in the Carabao Cup, just a fortnight after turning 17. He also has half a dozen appearances at U23 level this season.

Best of luck to our youngsters for their training camps with the England groups at St George’s Park!

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