Lubo Satka

By Dan King - Newcastle United Digital Editor

Two of Newcastle United's brightest youngsters have been called up for their national teams.

Slovakian defender Lubo Satka has been selected for four seperate get-togethers for his country's under-19 side, starting with this month's match against Turkey.

Next month, Slovakia will take on Poland in a double-header and in October, he will be involved in a four-team tournament also comprising of Spain, Portugal and Hungary in Hungary.

Then in November, he will head to Bulgaria for an UEFA European Under-19 Championships qualifying group featuring Greece, Albania and the hosts.

Satka, who is due to undertake a distance learning course later this year, is hoping to figure in as many of the games as possible dependant on Club commitments, but told that playing for Newcastle remains his main priorty.

Meanwhile winger Daniel Barlaser has been chosen for the Turkey under-17 team for the St. George's Park Tournament between 28th August and 1st September. Although born in Gateshead, the 16-year-old's father hails from Turkey and he helped them to win the Montaigu Tournament in France earlier this year.

His Academy colleagues Freddie Woodman and Adam Armstrong are in the England squad for the same tournament while defender Kyle Cameron is on standby.