Sheffield United: George isn’t set for a long wait

Sports awards 'Blades Young Player of the year George Long,
Sports awards 'Blades Young Player of the year George Long,

Sheffield United goalkeeper George Long will discover whether he is set to represent England at the under-20 World Cup in Turkey next month.

Long, who was named in Peter Taylor’s provisional 35 man squad yesterday, is battling with Chelsea’s Jamal Blackman, Connor Ripley of Middlesbrough and Manchester United’s Sam Johnstone for a seat on the plane.

Taylor must decide which 14 players to release before unveiling his final selections on June 7, 16 days before England face Iraq.