Thorne eyes Under-21 call-up

BY foxsports • November 10, 2011

The 18-year-old is currently with England's Under-19 squad ahead of their game against Denmark but is hoping to make the step up after tasting Premier League action from the bench against Arsenal on Saturday. He also featured against Newcastle at the end of last season. Thorne hopes his England Under-19 form will help him get noticed. "In every England game we play, either Stuart Pearce, Sir Trevor Brooking or Gareth Southgate is there, sometimes all three, so there's a big watch over this age group," Thorne told the Birmingham Mail. "There have been the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Josh McEachran, Ross Barkley and Jack Butland who have gone up (to the Under-21s) so that shows that there is a trust and a belief in the players of our age that have been coming through the ranks. "There is an opportunity there and if it comes then you hope to take it."

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