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.
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Stephen Ireland is well remembered for his time at Manchester City where he briefly shone under Mark Hughes before falling out of favour with the club. The talented Irishman was touted for great things but saw out his career with Aston Villa and Stoke City without achieving any of the heights expected of him.

However, his son Josh Ireland is looking to follow in his father’s footstep and make the cut into professional football.  The youngster currently plays for Stoke City Academy and has impressed the coaching staff with his performances.
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