EGERTON footballer Katie Bradley looks set to make her England bow after being picked to join a matchday camp at St George’s Park.

The 15-year-old Manchester City captain, who is in her final year of GCSEs at Turton High School, has attended national training sessions in the past but never played for her country.

She resisted the opportunity to make her international debut with Scotland, who she qualifies to play for through her grandfather, after setting her heart on a national cap with the Three Lions.

And the teen forward’s persistence and dedication looks set to pay off after being picked for the Under-17s camp, which will include two international friendlies against Japan.

The games will be played at the national team’s headquarters next Tuesday, December 19, and Thursday, December 21.

And whether or not Katie manages to get on the pitch, PE teacher Nat Parry, who is associate assistant head teacher at Turton, says the young striker is already an inspiration to her class-mates.

“Obviously, everyone at the school is incredibly proud of Katie,” said Ms Parry.

“Even before the England call-up, to be picked to represent Manchester City as captain was an inspiration to all her fellow pupils.

“To see the amount of hard work she has put in, Katie has worked incredibly hard, not just with football but also balancing her sport with her schoolwork.

“It is fabulous to see all of that paying off and sets a brilliant example for other children here to follow.”