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Callum helps England to victory

8 August 2012

Young keeper helps U17s to first win

Shrewsbury Town goalkeeper Callum Burton helped England under-17s to a 4-2 win over Finland in their second match of the Nordic Tournament in the Faroe Islands on Tuesday afternoon.
It was a first cap at under-17 level for Callum who made his international bow when he played a starring role for England's under-16 team in a 1-0 win over Spain in Madrid in Frbruary.

Callum, a 16-year-old Shropshire lad from Newport, is delighted to have been included in coach Kenny Swain's squad for the Nordic Tournament and is sharing goalkeeping duties with Newcastle United prospect Freddie Woodman.

Callum pulled off some good saves against Finland but stood no chance with the two goals which beat him, one of which came from a penalty.

England were 2-1 down at one stage early in the second half but rallied to win the game, their second victory in as many days, thanks to a brace from Middlesbrough youngster Bradley Fewster which was added to by Aston Villa's Danny O'Brien and Arsenal striker Christoper Regis.    

England play their third game of the Nordic Tournament on Thursday afternoon (2pm) when Norway are the opponents.

Callum recently started a full time two-year scholarship programme with Shrewsbury Town and is rated highly by the club.  

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