Cobblers goalkeeper Dean Snedker has been called in to an England goalkeeping training squad that will spend some time at St George’s Park in Burton this week.
Football Association coaches Martin Thomas and Simon Smith will put a number of keepers through their paces in the two day camp, with Snedker joining the likes of Manchester City’s Angus Gunn, Alex Palmer of West Bromwich Albion, Luke Coddington of Middlesbrough and John Sutherland of Manchester United.
Northampton manager Aidy Boothroyd said, “This is a terrific opportunity for Dean. He is only 18 years old but there are not too many 18-year-old keepers who have played first team football and this call up shows the progress he is making is being recognised at the highest level of the game.
“Northampton Town have a fine tradition of producing good goalkeepers with the best recent example being Mark Bunn who has been playing regularly in the Premier League.
“The call-up is also a massive pat on the back to our Academy, who are producing a number of exciting young players who could have very bright futures ahead of them.
“It also sends out a message to local youngsters that Northampton Town and our excellent Academy is the best place to develop your skills and experience.
“We hope Dean enjoys the training camp and it will be a wonderful experience for him.”
Snedker has made three appearances for the Cobblers, all this season and all in cup competitions, and signed a three-year professional contract at Sixfields last year.