Academy goalkeeper Connor King has been invited to an England under 18’s goalkeeper training camp at St George’s Park, taking place in January.
The call-up for King comes on the back of the 14-year-old stopper making his full debut for England U16’s last week, as they played oversees in a Nike tournament which saw England come up against USA, Brazil and Portugal.
And it was the game against Portugal, on Friday, 13th which saw King receive his international honours, in a game the Three Lions won 4-3 in Florida.
And the teenage starlet will now link up with the U18s between the 14-17 January.
King isn’t the only Clarets youngster to earn international recognition this month, with youth player Jamie Frost, 17 and academy player Khius Metz, 16, also receiving call-ups.
Striker Frost, who has travelled with the first team on several occasions this season is currently in Scotland with their U18 squad.
Metz, meanwhile, will join up with the Republic of Ireland U17’s later this month for their game against UCD (University College Dublin) U19’s in Dublin on December 30.
Both Frost and Metz were in the starting line-up for the Youth Team which was beaten by Manchester United 2-0 at Turf Moor in the third round of the FA Youth Cup.
Story by Sean Quinlan