Four Brighton & Hove Albion players have been busy representing their respective international teams over the past week, including Glen Rea and Jake Forster-Caskey who came face-to-face on Friday.
The duo were on opposing sides in a behind-closed-doors friendly between England under-21s and the Republic of Ireland under-21s at St George’s Park, as the Three Lions secured a 3-1 victory.
Forster-Caskey played the first 58 minutes for Gareth Southgate’s side before being replaced by James Ward-Prowse, while Rea played the full 90 minutes for Ireland.
Albion skipper Gordon Greer earned some valuable game time for Scotland in their 1-0 win over Qatar at Hibernian FC’s Easter Road ground om Friday, playing the entire 90 minutes ahead of a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin on 13th June.
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Seagulls shot stopper Christian Walton continued his fine progress on the international stage at the Toulon Tournament with Aidy Boothroyd’s England under-20 side.
The 19-year-old played in three games at the prestigious competition, in the 3-3 draw and 3-1 win against Morocco and China respectively, before taking his place between the sticks in a 2-1 defeat to USA on Sunday.
It is not just the club’s men's players that are being recognised at international level, as Albion girls’ centre of excellence players Hollie Olding and Natalie Taylor have been called up to the England under-16 squad for the upcoming Nordic Tournament in Denmark.