Gibbs-White relishing England calls

Teenage frontman on his start to the season

Under 23’s attacking midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White has admitted that his recent spell in the England Under 17s squad still hasn’t really sunk in yet.

During his time with the national team, the sixteen-year-old completed two of the three games that were played, with wins coming in all three of the matches.

And following his time on the international stage, Gibbs-White says “It is just weird even thinking about it right now, it hasn’t sunk in yet.

“I have to admit that it is the best feeling that anybody could ever wish for.”

Wins against Austria, Azerbaijan and Romania ensured that England moved to the top of their group and Gibbs-White confirmed that Steve Cooper had some words of wisdom for him.

“He (Steve) told me that my attitude during training was very good and also during the games that I played that it was good so he said that I shouldn’t change that and that I should also stay humble.”

The teenager has been in and out of Scott Sellars’ side this season and he believes that as long as he keeps working hard, his chances will continue to come.

Most recently he produced a hugely impressive performance as a number nine in the 4-0 Checkatrade Trophy win against Accrington Stanley.

“I think I could work harder,” he says.

“Maybe after training or before it I could do some extra pieces of work in the gym to make my physique more powerful because it is a very strong league this year and I need to be strong to stay in the team.  That is what I will be doing.

“If I keep working hard outside of the sessions we have, I am sure my chances will keep coming.”

The Under 23’s have won their last six games in all competitions scoring 21 goals in total, and they will be hoping to continue that sort of form away at Portsmouth in the Premier League Cup this evening.