Eng­land C ex­pe­ri­ence bodes well for Halls

Macclesfield Express - - SEARCH - SHELDAN KEAY

MAC­CLES­FIELD Town de­fender Andy Halls be­lieves he has learned a lot from be­ing part of the Eng­land C team this week.

The 23-year-old, pic­tured right, was called up to the squad for the match against Ukraine in the open­ing fix­ture of the In­ter­na­tional Chal­lenge Tro­phy on Tues­day.

The Eng­land C team will then have a home time against Slo­vakia on Sun­day 5 June be­fore a third group clash against Es­to­nia in Novem­ber.

Halls has been a key part of the Mac­cles­field side this sea­son af­ter mak­ing 32 Na­tional League ap­pear­ances.

While he would much rather be play­ing for the Eng­land se­nior side, he in­sists he was still hon­oured to be rep­re­sent­ing his coun­try in some ca­pac­ity.

“I knew I was on standby but I got a late call on Thurs­day so it’s nice to be called up into the full squad,” he said.

“It is a great ex­pe­ri­ence to go to the Ukraine as it will look good on the CV and it sets you in good stead.

“You’re play­ing against class play­ers with good tech­ni­cal abil­ity but ob­vi­ously my main goal is to try and do my best ev­ery week for Mac­cles­field.”

Paul Fair­clough is the man­ager of the Eng­land C team, and he was look­ing for­ward to the clash against Ukraine.

Speak­ing ahead of the game, he said: “This is an in­ter­est­ing game against new op­po­nents who will no doubt be very good.

“I am ex­cited about the squad, which is one of the strong­est we have had for some time.”

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