Maidenhead United striker earns England C call-up

Maidenhead United striker Emile Acquah. Photo: Darren Woolley.
Emile Acquah. Photo: Darren Woolley.

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Vanarama National League Maidenhead United have a new representative in the England C team after striker Emile Acquah earned a provisional call-up.

The striker, who has hit 10 goals so far this season, is on a long-list of players that includes Notts County striker Macaulay Langstaff and Wrexham’s Sam Dalby.

The list is expected to be whittled down to a 16-man squad following the weekend fixtures.

Acquah is in good company in the Maidenhead squad with teammates Sam Barratt and Charlee Adams all previously earning England caps.

The full provisional squad is: GOALKEEPERS Sam Howes (Wealdstone), Magnus Norman (Oldham Athletic), Harrison Male (Worthing) DEFENDERS Tyler Cordner (Aldershot), Vince Harper (Eastleigh), Harry Phipps (Dagenham & Redbridge), Kenton Richardson (Gateshead), Dan Gallagher (Dorking Wanderers), Jesse Debrah (FC Halifax Town) MIDFIELDERS Josh Lundstram (Altrincham), Darren Oldaker (Chesterfield), James Daly (Woking), Ryan De Havilland (Barnet), Regan Booty (Maidstone United), Matty Worthington (Yeovil Town), James Vennings (Bromley), Gus Scott-Morriss (Southend United), Olly Dyson (York City) FORWARDS Dennon Lewis (Boreham Wood), Cameron Wilson (Scunthorpe United), Sam Dalby (Wrexham), Emile Acquah (Maidenhead United), Joe Sbarra (Solihull Moors), Macaulay Langstaff (Notts County), Aaron Jarvis (Torquay United).

What is the England C team?

The team was known previously as the National Game XI and England Semi Pro national team and is made up of the best English players who ply their trade outside of the Football League.

England C manager Paul Fairclough. Photo: David Loveday.
England C manager Paul Fairclough. Photo: David Loveday.

They regularly play under 23 sides and as well as the home nations have played games against the likes of Ukraine, Slovakia and Turkey.

Providing a platform for non-league players to play international football, the team has given caps to players who have gone on into the professional game like Sam Clucas, Andre Gray, Barry Hayles, Steve Guppy and Nick Crittenden.

The team is managed by Paul Fairclough, the former Stevenage Borough and Barnet manager.

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