Spartans’ “SuperDan” Maguire Set For International Call Up With England C Side

Following another exceptional season at Blyth Spartans, the club are delighted to announce that striker Daniel Maguire has been rewarded for his fine form with a call up to the England C team.

Maguire – who was named as the Evo-Stik Premier League Player of the Season, Port of Blyth Player of the Season and Blyth Spartans Supporters’ Club Player of the Season for 2016/17 – has caught the attention of England C manager Paul Fairclough, who has included the 24-year-old in his squad to face a Panjab FA XI at Solihull on Sunday May 28. ‘Nipa’ will then travel as part of an FA Representative side to the Channel Islands, where they will take on a Jersey FA XI the following Tuesday.

Spartans’ top scorer is no stranger to FA Representative sides though – after he featured for one alongside Blyth teammates Lewis Horner, Nathan Buddle, Danny Parker, Conor Grant, Matthew Wade and Aaron Wearmouth, against a Northern League XI, back in 2014 (pictured below.) Coincidentally, there is also a chance that Maguire might come up against another former Spartan while representing his country – as defender Arjun Purewal has been named in the Panjab FA’s squad.

A club spokesperson said: “It’s great to see ‘Nipa’ cap a great season with a call up to the England C team. He has been instrumental in helping us win the Evo-Stik Premier League title and the Northumberland Senior Cup this year, so everyone at the club is delighted that he has been rewarded for his outstanding efforts in this way.”

Posted by Glen Maxwell