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Callum gains England under-18 cap

15 October 2013

First U18 cap for young keeper

Graham Turner has praised the dedication of Shrewsbury Town's teenage goalkeeper Callum Burton after he returned to the international stage yesterday.
 
Burton was a late addition to the England under-18 squad from the stand by list because of an injury for the friendly with Hungary at St George's Park.
 
Burton, a second year scholar at the Greenhous Meadow, had impressed at a couple of training sessions with the squad last week and was delighted to be sent on as a late substitute for the closing stages as England eased to a 4-0 win.
 
It was Burton's first cap for England at under-18 level following previous appearances for the under-16s and under-17s.  
 
"The logical point of view is it puts Callum in the top three of young English goalkeepers, which is a tremendous thing for him to be," said Graham Turner.
 
"I watch him work every day with Danny Coyne, our goalkeeping coach, and he's got a great attitude to work, a great manner about the place.
 
"He's a smashing lad and if anybody deserves to make progress from the dedication he puts into then it's Callum."


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