Celtic’s Hooper in line for England U21 call-up

Despite being 23 years of age, Celtic striker Gary Hooper could be called into the England U21 squad for the first time today.

Despite being 23 years of age, Celtic striker Gary Hooper could be called into the England U21 squad for the first time today.

The Loughton-born former Scunthorpe United star has made an impressive start to his career in Scotland, scoring 15 times in 23 appearances for the Hoops, and now could find himself in a Three Lions shirt according to reports.

Stuart Pearce is expected to bring Hooper into his squad for friendlies with Denmark and Iceland this month and the player qualifies through age-group variances.

Hooper is hoping to be fit for Wednesday’s rescheduled Scottish Cup clash with Inverness Caledonian Thistle following a knee injury. The match which was originally fixtured for yesterday, was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.

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