Sheffield Wednesday's George Hirst and Sheffield United's David Brooks included in England squad for Toulon Tournament

George Hirst and David Brooks have been called up by England for the Toulon Tournament
George Hirst and David Brooks have been called up by England for the Toulon Tournament
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Two of Sheffield's rising stars have been included in the England squad to take part in the prestigious Toulon Tournament this summer.

Wednesday striker George Hirst and United midfielder David Brooks are in an 18-man panel which head to the south of France for the annual competition which kicks off at the end of this month.

George Hirst celebrates scoring for Sheffield Wednesday's under 23s

George Hirst celebrates scoring for Sheffield Wednesday's under 23s

Hirst has already been capped at under 18 level for England but this is a first call-up for Brooks, in a squad that takes in players from under 18, under 19 and under 20.

England will take on Angola in their first game on Monday May 29 before facing Cuba the following Thursday and then Japan on Sunday June 4.

Hirst has scored 36 goals in all competitions for club and country this season and has made two appearances for Wednesday's first team, while Brooks turned out four times for the Blades in the Checkatrade Trophy and the FA Cup.

The 19 year old is eligible to play for Wales and was initially included in their squad for the competition before withdrawing to take up a place with the England set-up.

David Brooks (left) made four first team appearances for Sheffield United last season

David Brooks (left) made four first team appearances for Sheffield United last season

Brooks was born in Warrington, but qualifies for Wales through his Wrexham-born mother.

He has not represented Wales at any level, but it appeared as if he was ready to link up with the Dragons. However, Sheffield United informed the Football Association of Wales on Tuesday morning that Brooks would not be linking up with them.

The FAW announced Brooks' withdrawal from Page's squad on their official Twitter account at 11.49am.

But 11 minutes later, at midday, Brooks, who will move on loan to Chesterfied for next season as part of the deal which saw Ched Evans make a return to Bramall Lane, was called up for England's defence of their title at the Toulon Tournament.

Brooks, however, could still represent Wales as playing in France will not preclude him from switching international allegiance.

Brooks' United team mate Rhys Norrington-Davies was also initially named in the Wales squad but pulled out as he is due to sit his 'A' Levels.

Additional Reporting: PA Sport