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England U20s games could help Spurs loanee’s City quest – but Reading involvement is still possible

PUBLISHED: 15:57 16 March 2018 | UPDATED: 16:13 16 March 2018

Tottenham loanee Marcus Edwards is yet to be included in a matchday squad for Norwich City but is in the latest England U20s squad. Picture: John Walton/PA

Tottenham loanee Marcus Edwards is yet to be included in a matchday squad for Norwich City but is in the latest England U20s squad. Picture: John Walton/PA

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Being included in the England Under-20s squad could help Marcus Edwards’ cause at Norwich City – but the Tottenham loanee is in the mix to face Reading.

The 19-year-old already has five caps at U20 level – out of 46 youth international caps in total – and has been named in Keith Downing’s squad for games against Poland and Portugal during the upcoming international break, despite not yet playing for City.

“He is available, he has all the chances, we bring him to the door, he has to go through,” head coach Daniel Farke said.

“As I’ve mentioned before, he is much improved in general, there is still a bit of a way to go with his work against the ball and a real high will to work on the training pitch but I think he improved a lot.

“I think this two weeks will help him as well and the time with the national team will help him with game time and also his self-confidence. He is not far away and pretty soon he can be involved.”

Asked if the situation had been frustrating, Farke added intriguingly: “Let’s wait until tomorrow.”

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The friendly games are being played in Poland on Thursday, March 22 (5pm UK time), before the Portugal game at Manchester City’s Academy Stadium on Tuesday, March 27 (7pm).

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