Freddie Woodman

By Dan King - Newcastle United Club Reporter

Fourteen-year-old goalkeeper Freddie Woodman has been selected for England's under-16 squad for their final Victory Shield game against Scotland this month.

Kenny Swain's side can win the competition for an 11th successive season if they avoid defeat in Inverness on Friday, November 25 - although they could already have been crowned before then if Northern Ireland fail to beat Wales on November 16.

Striker Alex Gilliead, 15, played in last month's 4-0 win over the Welsh in Cheltenham, and has been placed on standby this time around. Woodman was on standby for that squad, with both players having attended a training camp at Keele University earlier this year.

Woodman, who is the son of Magpies goalkeeping guru Andy Woodman and joined the club from Crystal Palace, has already made his Reserve team debut in a 3-1 friendly win at York.

It is his first call-up for England under-16s and he's one of two goalkeepers in the 18-man party alongside Manchester City's Angus Gunn.

England under-16s squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Angus Gunn (Manchester City), Freddie Woodman (Newcastle United).

Defenders: Ola Aina (Chelsea), Max Clark (Hull City), Niall Heaton (Liverpool), Kodi Lyons-Foster (Tottenham Hotspur), Conor Ogilvie (Tottenham Hotpsur), Ashley Smith-Brown (Manchester City).

Midfielders: Reise Allassani (Crystal Palace), Charlie Colkett (Chelsea), Lewis Cook (Leeds United), Conor Hunte (Chelsea), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea), Bryn Morris (Middlesbrough).

Forwards: Mason Bennett (Derby County), Alex Iwobi (Arsenal), Alex Kiwomya (Chelsea), Jerome Sinclair (Liverpool).