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Harry On First England Cap

29 September 2014

Youth 'keeper gets minutes against Italy U18s

Young Shrewsbury Town goalkeeper Harry Lewis said earning his first England Under-18s cap last week was an ‘indescribable’ feeling.

The 16-year-old came on for Newcastle United stopper Freddie Woodman late in the second half during the Young Lions’ 2-0 defeat in Italy on Wednesday.

Harry was called up for his country as a result of his fine form for Town’s youth team so far this season.

The Shrewsbury-born goalkeeper was an 86th-minute substitute in the game with England already being two goals behind.

And despite the short period of time he was on the field, Lewis was delighted just to experience being part of the national team’s setup.

“It was indescribable,” said Harry.

“To spend time and be involved with that kind of setup was an unbelievable feeling.

“For myself to be involved with players playing at that high level, and against the Italians because the standard there was just unbelievable, it was class for me.

“I only got on four five minutes but I did get on. I was delighted to get on for any time at all, so even the five minutes, I’ll take that!”


Harry said there was not too much difference between the goalkeeping coaching he receives from Danny Coyne and Dave Maguire to that with his time in the England camp.

“It was the same things that we would work on here, just in finer detail.

“The goalkeeping was very similar to what we’ve been doing with Coyney and Mags.

“I’d love to get called up again, and playing at places like Bury on Saturday is important for helping me keep my standards high. Hopefully I can get called up again.”



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