First England cap beckons for Alty ace Josh - and it's on home soil!
Report by John Edwards
Picture by Jonathan Moore
Josh Lundstram's outstanding form for Altrincham this season has been rewarded with an international call-up after he was named in England C's provisional squad for a fixture the Robins are hosting later this month.
The Alty midfielder, who turned 24 last month, has been a model of consistency since joining the Robins from Crewe Alexandra last summer, and it has not gone unnoticed by Paul Fairclough, as he prepares for England C's latest game against Wales C at The J.Davidson Stadium on March 21st.
England C's manager has named a 25-man squad that includes the in-form Lundstram, and everyone at Alty will be hoping Josh is awarded a first international cap when Fairclough settles on his final 16 to take on the Welsh.
It was hailed as a major coup for Phil Parkinson when Josh pledged his future to Alty last July after previously excelling on loan, and he has lived up to his billing with a string of eye-catching performances at the heart of the Robins' midfield.
Now there is the enticing prospect of seeing him step out on home turf in an England shirt after he was named in Fairclough's squad for what promises to be an entertaining and highly-competitive showdown with Wales under The J.Davidson Stadium lights on Tuesday March 21st, kicking off at 7.45pm.
It is an honour for Alty to be chosen to stage an international fixture, and with tickets priced at just £7 for adults and £2 for under-18s, the club are hoping for a bumper turnout to cheer on an England side that will hopefully include one of our own.
Click here to buy a ticket and reserve your place at a not-to-be-missed night of international football at Moss Lane.
Goalkeepers - S. Howes (Wealdstone), M. Norman (Oldham Athletic), H. Male (Worthing).
Defenders - T. Cordner (Aldershot Town), V. Harper (Eastleigh), H. Phipps (Dagenham & Redbridge), K. Richardson (Gateshead), D. Gallagher (Dorking Wanderers), J. Debrah (FC Halifax Town).
Midfielders - J. Lundstram (Altrincham), D. Oldaker (Chesterfield), J. Daly (Woking), R. De Havilland (Barnet), R. Booty (Maidstone United), M. Worthington (Yeovil Town), J. Vennings (Bromley), G. Scott-Morriss (Southend United), O. Dyson (York City).
Forwards - D. Lewis (Boreham Wood), C. Wilson (Scunthorpe United), S. Dalby (Wrexham), E. Acquah (Maidenhead United), J. Sbarra (Solihull Moors),
M. Langstaff (Notts County), A. Jarvis (Torquay United).