Blackpool youngster called up to Wales U18 squad for today's game against England

Blackpool youngster Luke Mariette has been called up to Wales' Under-18 squad for their game against England.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 11:09 am
Updated Monday, 29th March 2021, 11:59 am

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The midfielder has been drafted late into the squad due to a raft of injuries.

Wales, coached by former Seasider Rob Edwards, take on the young Three Lions today in Cardiff, with the game kicking off at noon.

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The England squad includes the likes of Callum Doyle (Man City), Kwadwo Baah (Rochdale), Louie Barry (Aston Villa) and Liam Delap (Man City).

The match will be streamed live by the Welsh FA.Mariette has been an impressive performer for Blackpool's youth-team this season.

The 17-year-old has even been involved with the first-team on a couple of occasions, named on the bench for the EFL Trophy game against Fleetwood Town and the FA Cup fourth round defeat to Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion.

The midfielder made the move to Blackpool in June 2020 following his departure from Wigan Athletic.

Mariette has been named in Blackpool's squad on a couple of occasions this season

"I'm absolutely delighted to have been called up for my country," Mariette said.

"I've been working hard to get this, so it's a dream come true.

"It means the world to me because I've always wanted to represent my country at a top level and now I've got the chance to go and do it."

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