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Season 2013/14

Academy trio in international action

  • 17 April 2014 11:09
  • Posted by @porter_mcfc

A trio of City u18s have been in action for their countries this week, after strong showings at club level earned the right to impress on the international stage.

Ashley Smith-Brown and Brandon Barker were both selected to start for England u18s in their clash with Germany in Rotherham. The Young Lions came from behind to earn a morale-boosting 2-1 win in front over 9,000 passionate supporters. 

Smith-Brown played all 90 minutes at right back as part of a back line that stood strong to repel several dangerous attacks from their German counterparts, while Barker clocked up 74 minutes in his favoured position on the left. 

Brandon Barker

The Academy duo have been regular members of the England u18 squad this season as the FA aim to bridge the gap between the u17 and u19 age groups. 

Meanwhile, winger Jorge Intima played all 90 minutes for Portugal u19s as they cruised past Georgia 4-1. 

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