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Michael Keane Earns Debut England Call-Up

4 October 2016

Michael Keane has been rewarded for his excellent start to the season with a debut call-up to the England squad.

Keane, who was named man of the match in the weekend game against Arsenal, has been added to Gareth Southgate’s first squad as caretaker manager, following Glen Johnson’s withdrawal through injury.

The former England U21 defender will now join Turf Moor team mate Tom Heaton as the Three Lions prepare for two World Cup qualifiers, against Malta at Wembley on Saturday, October 8, followed by the trip to Slovenia on the 11th.

Keane, a former Manchester United trainee, made 16 appearances for the U21s under Gareth Southgate between 2013 and 2016.

Congratulations to Michael from everyone at Turf Moor.

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