Phillips added to England U-19s

18 May 2010 08:12
Wycombe Wanderers' Matt Phillips has been called up to the England Under-19 squad for their European Championship elite-round qualification in Ukraine.The 19-year-old winger will replace Manchester City midfielder Alex Nimely, who has withdrawn through injury. [LNB]Phillips is a product of Wycombe's youth set-up and has made 74 appearances for the League One side. [LNB]Wycombe boss Gary Waddock said: "Hopefully this will be the start of a promising international career." [LNB]He added: "It's brilliant news both for Matty and the club. [LNB]"We all know Matt's got potential and this will give him great confidence." [LNB]The Wanderers' boss continued: "We have to work together to make sure he fulfils his potential." [LNB]Phillips becomes the first Wanderers' player to represent England at a professional level while on the books at Adams Park, excluding loanees. [LNB]England will be playing three games in Ukraine at the end of May, facing the Republic of Ireland, Bosnia-Hercegovina and Ukraine in group three. [LNB]The winners of each group will progress to the eight-team European Under-19 Championship final tournament in France in July.

Source: BBC_Sport