Crawley Town and Newcastle keeper Freddie Woodman selected for England

Freddie Woodman in action for England SUS-150408-140337002
Freddie Woodman in action for England SUS-150408-140337002

Crawley Town goalkeeper Freddie Woodman has been selected to play for England.

He has been named in Aidy Boothroyd’s 20-man squad to play in two warm-up games for the European Under-19s Championships.

Oxford Utd V Crawley Town - Freddie Woodman makes a spectacular save to deny Oxford victory in the dying seconds of the match (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-150908-125150008

Oxford Utd V Crawley Town - Freddie Woodman makes a spectacular save to deny Oxford victory in the dying seconds of the match (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-150908-125150008

They will be playing two away matches against Germany on Friday September 4 and Croatia on Monday, September 7.

Woodman is on loan at Crawley from Newcastle United to gain first team experience.

He will not actually miss a Crawley match as their fixture which was due to be played at Notts County on September 5 has already been called off.

Crawley Town boss Mark Yates said: “It’s great for Freddie himself to be in that set-up and it’s great for us as a club to be part of that.

He’s stood the test really well. He’s got more and more confident and he’s given more and more confidence to the players in front of him and that’s resulted in to really good two clean sheets.”

Crawley Town manager Mark Yates

“We knew he was going to be in England squads for sure, it was just a case of which one.

“Hopefully he doesn’t miss games. Already having only played five games you can see he is maturing and there has been a realisation of what its about.

“He’s stood the test really well. He’s got more and more confident and he’s given more and more confidence to the players in front of him and that’s resulted in to really good two clean sheets.

“He’s been to Newcastle and trained with them Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday which was part of the agreement we had and he’s loved being back with the boys again today.”

They are preparing for qualifying matches for the first round which will be held England have been drawn to play Finland, Italy and group hosts FYR Macedonia in their First Qualifying Round, with those games taking place between 8 and 13 October.

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