Sheffield United star gets England call-up after whirlwind season

Ollie Arblaster has been called into the England U20 squad

Sheffield United youngster Ollie Arblaster has been rewarded for his performances in the Premier League with another call-up into the England under 20 squad.

Arblaster made his debut for the side in October and has received another shout from interim coach Ben Futcher for two upcoming matches on the road.

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The Elite League squad, as they are known, will take on Poland next Friday and then travel to face Czechia the following Tuesday. The squad contains a number of top flight talent, including Liverpool's Bobby Clark who has recently made the breakthrough and scored his first goal in the Reds' romp over Sparta Prague on Thursday, big-money Crystal Palace signing Adam Wharton and Newcastle United's Lewis Miley, who has been a regular for Eddie Howe's team this season. Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper James Beadle, on loan from Brighton, is also named.

Arblaster had been on loan at Port Vale earlier this season but a nasty injury and the return of Chris Wilder to United saw the midfielder recalled and subsequently added to the first team squad. Since then he has made two Premier League appearances, including a start against Bournemouth last week.

"I'm a player here and I want to play for Sheffield United," Arblaster said after his display on the south coast. "That's my commitment now. I thought the fans were excellent who made the journey down. Everyone's really proud of me, my family have been watching and I've had a lot of messages but it's just the start I feel, and now I've got to kick on in the next game."

James McAtee has also been called into the international set up with Lee Carsley picking United's on loan Man City midfielder for the Under 21s.

The Young Lions are off to Baku to take on Azerbaijan next Friday before heading back to England to face Luxembourg at Bolton on Tuesday.

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