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Iorfa For England!

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13:32 1st March 2013

Defender lands Under-18 call-up

Young centre back Dominic Iorfa has had two reasons to celebrate this week, and is now in line to potentially make his international debut.

The academy starlet has been named in the England under 18 squad for their friendly international against Belgium in Brussels next Tuesday, and will join up with Noel Blake's squad at St George's Park at the weekend.

Iorfa was also part of the Wolves under 21 side that came from a goal down to defeat West Ham United at Telford's Bucks Head ground on Tuesday night.

After playing the full 90 minutes against the Hammers, Iorfa said: "That was my first involvement at centre back for the under 21s. Obviously we're pleased with the 2-1 win and I was happy with my performance.

"Individually I think I've made progress this season, so as the weeks go on I'll hopefully get a few more games - I'm enjoying making the step up."

Iorfa has another year of his scholarship remaining, and after joining Wolves as an under 16 player from Southend United, has caught the eye at both club and international level.

"This is my first international call-up at any level, so I'm looking forward to going along and joining up with the squad," he says.

"My dad played at full level for Nigeria, so hopefully I'll be able to follow in his footsteps and play international football. Wolves is a good club to be at in the regard - I think the academy has got 14 internationals on the books at the moment, so I'm at the right place to develop."

Academy Manager Gareth Prosser added: "I am delighted with the call up for Dominic. He has performed well this season for the under 18's, and has recently gained opportunities with the under 21's.

"I have been aware that the FA have been monitoring him for a while, and this call up will provide additional and valuable experience that will benefit him for the future.

"It will be important for Dominic to grab this opportunity, as well as understanding that he must continue to work hard in his development. We wish him all the best for his time away with England."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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