England call for Hall

Robert Hall's tremendous season has continued with a call-up for England to play Denmark in an Under-19 friendly against Denmark.

The Amex Stadium encounter will take place this Thursday and is just reward for Hall's efforts at club level of late. He scored six goals in ten matches on loan at Oxford United before being recalled and getting his first Hammers league experience as an unused sub against Bristol City last Tuesday.

Hall, who turned 18 last month, has plenty of Young Lions pedigree behind him. He was a Victory Shield winner within the U16 set-up and helped England to win the 2010 UEFA European U17 Championship. He has also been capped at U18 level.

The in-form striker is not the only Academy ace in the England set-up. Josh Cullen, 15, is in the England U16 set-up, Leo Chambers is an U17 regular while Matthias Fanimo and Blair Turgott are both in the Young Lions squad for an U18 friendly away to Slovakia on 15 November.

The 7.30pm kick-off at the home of Brighton & Hove Albion has sold out and will be shown live on FATV via TheFA.com.