EX­ETER

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE -

prospect Christy Pym isn’t the only cur­rent League Two goalie who can boast ex­pe­ri­ence of train­ing with the full Eng­land squad.

James Shea has im­pressed at AFC Wim­ble­don since join­ing in the sum­mer after spells in Non-League with Ryman clubs Need­ham Mar­ket and Har­row Bor­ough last term.

But the 23-year-old’s ca­reer high­light to date is a toss-up be­tween be­ing on the bench for Arse­nal in Cham­pi­ons League matches be­fore his re­lease last year, or the 2010 day when he was asked to make up the num­bers in an Eng­land train­ing ses­sion un­der Fabio Capello.

“Eng­land were at the Arse­nal train­ing ground and needed a keeper,” Shea said. “They had their Eng­land kit on and I’m in my red Arse­nal top, so I stuck out like a sore thumb.

“It was Joe Hart and my­self and he was bril­liant. When­ever they came back to train at our place he’d pop over to say hello, re­mem­ber my name.The lit­tle things count.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.