George gets England nod for tournament

George Hirst has been selected for the ‘Young England’ squad to play in the Toulon tournament in the South of France next month.

Hirst, who scored 36 goals for the Owls youngsters during the past season, is part of an 18-man squad chosen from the England under-18s, under-19s and under-20s.

They begin the tournament with a game against Angola on May 29, followed by further group matches with Cuba on June 1 and then Japan three days later.

The winners from each of three groups – plus one runner-up – qualify for the semi-finals on June 8, with the final being staged on June 10.