Josh, Son of Stephen Ireland Plays for Youth of England as the Academy of Stoke City Celebrates 5 Call-UPS

The midfielder of Stoke City Academy is following the footsteps of his father Stephen Ireland at the club level. But now, he has been called up to be a part of England team at under-15 level, where he spent his career.  The Ireland Sr. has won a total of 6 caps for the Republic of Ireland. Jr. Ireland played the 2nd of 2 games versus Belgium at the venue St George’s Park of Burton which was played yesterday – with his mom Jessica posting a video clip on her Instagram account of him darting through in order to hit the crossbar with the left leg in defeat by 3-1.

His Stoke Academy teammate named Charlie Edwards was kept on standby for the very same team but he had to back off because of an injury. Nathan Broome who is the goalkeeper of Under 18s of Stoke made his debut for the under 17s of England last week. He kept a clean sheet in a match against Hungary which was played at Pinatar Arena in Spain in the Murcia Tournament. Broome joined the Academy of Stoke last year when he switched from Manchester City and since then he has won many admirers for his shot-stopping as well as distribution.

Abdou Toure, the mercurial winger who also shined in FA Youth Cup of Stoke this season, is on standby for under 18-s of France and Joe Morris, the central midfielder has also played for under 12-s of Wales.  Stephen Ireland’s own time at Stoke Academy was cut short by a horrible leg break and as a result, he was released in the last summer after he made some cameo appearances after the recovery. He also managed to earn a contract or short-term with the club of Bolton Wanderers, however, he left that club in December.

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