Mansfield Town wingman called up by England C

STAGS winger Lindon Meikle has been called up to England C ahead of their Challenge Trophy match at Gibralter later this month.

The ex-Eastwood Town player had been selected for Paul Fairclough’s squad earlier this season to face India before the match was cancelled.

The match will be played at Victoria Stadium, Gibralter on Tuesday 15th November. Speaking to www.mansfieldtown.net, Meikle said: “I’m buzzing. I appreciate breaks like this in football. It means a lot. It proves to me that I am capable of playing at this level of football.

Said manager Paul Cox: “I’m ‘over the moon’ for Lindon. I’ve had him ‘since he was a baby’ at Eastwood and he has worked hard to deserve this chance.”

The full England C squad is: Goalkeepers: Preston Edwards (Ebbsfleet United), Jonathan Hedge (Tamworth). Defenders: Shane Killock (AFC Telford United), Shaun Beeley (Fleetwood Town), Junior Brown (Fleetwood Town), Jamie Turley (Forest Green Rovers). Midfielders: Kenny Davis (Braintree Town), Jai Reason (Braintree Town), Rory McAuley (Cambridge United), Robbie Willmott (Luton Town), Adam Watkins (Luton Town), Lindon Meikle (Mansfield Town), Danny Rose (Newport County). Forwards: Adam Boyes (Barrow), Scott Spencer (Hyde), Amari Morgan-Smith (Luton Town), Connor Jennings (Stalybridge Celtic), Ashley Chambers (York City).