Hall called by England

Robert Hall's great year has continued with his inclusion in the England squad for the annual Algarve Tournament in Portugal.

The 16-year-old forward is in fine form in the Academy, not least in helping Tony Carr's side earn an FA Youth Cup fifth-round tie against Newcastle United on Wednesday 3 February. He has also shone on the international stage and, after great strides with the U16s last year, is already established at U17 level.

Hall will travel with John Peacock's squad as they meet France, Ukraine and the host nation over four days between 13 and 16 February. The round-robin group will help the Young Lions prepare for the Elite round of qualifying for the 2010 UEFA European Under-17 Championship which gets under way in March.