ACADEMY youngster Luke Woodland has received his first call-up to the England Under-18 squad.

The 17-year-old midfielder has been named as part of Noel Blake’s squad to face Italy on Wednesday, October 24, at Mansfield Town’s Field Mill.

Woodland has impressed as part of the table-topping Under-18s side coached by David Lee and Tony Kelly and has already gained experience at two age groups with his country.