Emotion & Pride on Home Soil for John
Barnsleyfc.co.uk caught up with Reds youngster John Stones following his recall to the England Under 19s squad for next month's international clash against Denmark.
“I’m over the moon again,” Stones told barnsleyfc.co.uk. “Every time I get picked for the squad for England, it’s just another dream come true. It’s every player’s dream to play for their country. It’s a proud moment for me and my family.”
Despite the 18-year-old’s outstanding form this season, during which he has earned two Under 19s caps, Stones insist he wasn’t ‘expecting’ a recall to Noel Blake’s squad.
“It's not something I just expected to happen just because I've already been capped twice,” added Stones. “You have to work for it. I work every day in training here at Barnsley and it's a privilege to be called up again.
“It’s going to be emotional. When I look up at the stand for my family, I'm sure they'll be emotional too. Without all the support I’ve been given, I wouldn’t be here. They’ve supported me through thick and thin – I suppose this is like a little tribute back to them as well.”
February, 2013, kick-off 7.30pm, and the Reds youngster is delighted the fixture is being played in his native South Yorkshire.thThe Young Lions face Denmark at Doncaster Rovers’ Keepmoat Stadium on Tuesday 5
“I’d love to see some Barnsley shirts in the crowd seeing as this is a local one,” he added. “It should be a good game in Doncaster which is obviously local for me – it’s home soil for us and it will be nice to have a lot of fans behind us.”
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England U19s squad versus Denmark
Jordan Pickford (Sunderland), Dean Snedker (Northampton Town).Goalkeepers:
Defenders: Tyler Blackett (Manchester United), Eric Dier (Sporting Lisbon), Jack O'Connell (Blackburn Rovers), Daniel Potts (West Ham United), John Stones (Barnsley), Jordan Willis (Coventry City).
Midfielders: Calum Chambers (Southampton), John Lundstram (Everton), Nathan Redmond (Birmingham City), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton).
Chuba Akpom (Arsenal), Max Clayton (Crewe Alexandra), Jacob Murphy (Norwich City), Josh Murphy (Norwich City), Dominic Samuel (Colchester United, on loan from Reading). Blair Turgott (Bradford City, on loan from West Ham United).Forwards: