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England C squad announced for clash with Estonia U23 next month

(England C boss Paul Fairclough has named a 16-man squad)

By Matt Badcock

His brother Harry starred in the World Cup – now Chesterfield’s Laurence Maguire will pull on the Three Lions shirt after being selected for England C.

The 21-year-old Chesterfield defender is one of 12 new faces picked by Paul Fairclough for the International friendly with Estonia U23 next month.

Older brother Harry, the Leicester City centre back, has become an integral part of Gareth Southgate’s senior set-up and helped England to the semi-finals in Russia, scoring in the quarter-final win against Sweden.

Now Laurence gets the chance to make a mark for England C.

Leyton Orient will host the game on Wednesday, October 10 as Non-League’s England take to the field for the first time this season.

Orient have two members of the 16-man squad, with attacker Josh Koroma back for a second call-up alongside defender Marvin Ekpiteta, who has been chosen for the first time.

Other new boys include both goalkeepers – Braintree Town’s Ben Killip and Boreham Wood stopper Ryan Huddart – Chesterfield pair Maguire and Jerome Binnom-Williams as well as Hartlepool United’s Luke James and Barnet midfielder Wes Fonguck.

Gateshead have a double call-up in Jon Mellish and Robbie Tinkler, as do Sutton – Tommy Wright is looking for a second cap alongside first-timer Josh Taylor.

Ryan Croasdale has captained the C side in the past and he returns along with AFC Fylde team-mate James Hardy, who has two caps, the latest of which came in the win against Wales C last season.

The final two picks have been drawn from the National League North – Kidderminster Harriers’ Ed Williams and FC United striker Kurt Willoughby.

For more reaction, pick up Sunday’s NLP.

England C squad:

Ben Killip (Braintree)

Ryan Huddart (Boreham Wood)

Ryan Croasdale (AFC Fylde)

James Hardy (AFC Fylde)

Wes Fonguck (Barnet)

Jerome Binnom-Williams (Chesterfield)

Laurence Maguire (Chesterfield)

Kurt Willougby (FC United)

Jon Mellish (Gateshead)

Robbie Tinkler (Gateshead)

Luke James (Hartlepool)

Ed Williams (Kidderminster Harriers)

Marvin Ekpiteta (Leyton Orient)

Josh Koroma (Leyton Orient)

Tommy Wright (Sutton United)

Josh Taylor (Sutton United)

Manager: Paul Fairclough

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