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Field ready for England duty

Midfielder to link-up with Under-18 squad

ALBION youngster Sam Field is relishing the prospect of representing his country for the first time after receiving a call-up to the England Under-18 squad.

The midfielder will fly to Seoul with the Three Lions on Saturday ahead of back-to-back friendlies against South Korea on Friday, June 3 and Sunday, June 5.

The news came as somewhat of a shock to the 18-year-old, but having been handed his maiden international opportunity, Field is eager to make a lasting impression in the Far East. 

He said: “When I was told that I had been called up to the squad I was a little bit surprised.

“I was actually just in college catching up on some work when Aaron Danks asked me to follow him into Mark Harrison, the Academy Manager’s office.

“He just sat me down, congratulated me and told me that I had been selected for the England Under-18 squad.

“I’m obviously really proud to have been called up by my country, it’s a massive honour.

“It hasn’t quite sunk in yet but when I get to South Korea I am sure it will.

“It will be a really good experience to play with different lads from different clubs and to have to get used to that.

“Playing against different opposition will be good for me too.”

Field enjoyed a fruitful end to the season with the Baggies, making his first-team debut as a late substitute during the final day draw with Liverpool at The Hawthorns.

The teenager is keen to maintain the form which persuaded Tony Pulis to give him a chance in the senior team, and sees the trip away with England as the perfect continuation.

“I just wanted the season to carry on after having a good end to it, I didn’t want it to stop,” said Sam.

“After making my debut against Liverpool I just wanted another four or five games to keep going and keep improving.

“This trip with England is a great step into next season to keep me going and it will also be great for my fitness throughout the summer.”