Daniel Jebbison rewarded for Sheffield United breakthrough with England U19 call up
Daniel Jebbison has been rewarded for his impressive start to life in Sheffield United’s senior side with a call up to the England U19 squad for a training camp next week.
Jebbison, who netted the winning goal at Everton on his Premier League debut before keeping his place at Newcastle in midweek, was born in Canada but has previously played for England at U18 level.
The U19s Euros scheduled this summer were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and England U19 head coach Ian Foster has arranged a training camp at St. George’s Park ahead of next summer’s European Championships.
Qualifying for the 2022 tournament begins in November, when England face Sweden, Switzerland Andorra in the first round ahead of the finals in Slovakia.
And 17-year-old Jebbison has received the call, one of 28 players who will assemble at St. George’s Park for the camp which is scheduled to begin on Sunday – the day that United finish their Premier League season at home to Burnley.
That could give Jebbison his first taste of playing in front of a crowd for the first-team at Bramall Lane, albeit with only just over 5,000 supporters allowed in because of social distancing and safety restrictions.
“I can’t wait,” Jebbison admitted.
“I’ve watched some of the games and the fans are lovely. I can’t wait to see them back.”
“This is only the start, there’s loads more to come,” he said of his own form.
“I just can’t wait to get back to training and just work on my game every day and get better so I can show that on the weekend.”