Blackpool winger set for international call-up

Blackpool's Henry Cameron

Blackpool's Henry Cameron

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Henry Cameron could be set to miss three upcoming Blackpool games after talk of a New Zealand international call-up.

The Fylde coast born winger has caught the eye of All Whites boss Anthony Hudson for who he is eligible to represented through one of his parents.

New Zealand have two friendlies next month away at Oman and Lebanon which would see Cameron miss Pool’s clashes against Barnet, Wigan and Doncaster.

Not that it appears to concern boss Neil McDonald, he’s delighted with the winger’s progress. “Henry Cameron has surprised everyone in how he’s progressed,” he said.

“We are hoping he gets a call-up to the New Zealand squad in the upcoming internationals. I think he deserves it and if he can get that I think it will be great for him and his family.

“We are looking forward to his call-up.”

Should Cameron be selected it is likely to mean a chance for fellow winger Jarrett Rivers.

The former Blyth man has eased his way into contention in recent weeks with a number of bright displays off the bench.

And he McDonald feels he’s growing all the time.

He said: “He’s really putting the work in now.

“He did well on Tuesday and is growing as a player all the time, he got at their defenders.

“That’s put him into contention for a start on Saturday.

“He’s come into full time training which has been difficult for him.

“He’s also had a couple of ‘niggly’ injuries and hopefully we’ll see the best of him now.”