FLYING winger Lindon Meikle has already achieved one his aims for the season - just two weeks into the new campaign.
The former Eastwood Town man, who is still coming to terms with life as a full-time footballer, set out on the mission of winning an England C cap.
And on Wednesday that dream became reality when Meikle was drafted into the national side for the fixture with India on 6th September at Dagenham and Redbridge.
Delighted Meikle said: “I was buzzing when I found out the news, it is going to be really exciting to put on the England shirt.
“Whether it is the full England team or the England C side it is still the same feeling and the same honour to represent your country.
“When I knew I was coming to Mansfield, getting an England C call up was one of my main aims.
“I had wanted to get called up last season, but it is obviously much harder when you re in a lower league. This means a lot to me.”
The call up is the perfect recognition for Meikle, who has made a big impact in his brief time at Field Mill.
“I am still getting used to things at this level and full-time training,”added Meikle.
“Things were a bit strange at first because I did not know any of the other players, but everyone has been really good with each other and there is an excellent spirit in the camp
“At the moment I still have a bit of an injury so I am not fully fit.
“I scored goals for Eastwood and that is what I want to do for Mansfield Town.
“I’m happy with how things are going at the moment, but I still think there is more to come.”