Magical Hammers kid gets senior call-up


West Ham star Callum Marshall

West Ham goal machine, academy star striker Callum Marshall, has  been called into the Northern Ireland senior squad for the UEFA Euro 2024 qualifiers against San Marino and Slovenia.

The boss of the international outfit, Michael O’Neill has included the teenager in a 25-strong squad after seeing him in the country’s U21s during last month’s international break.

The 18 year old confirmed his outstanding international and club outlook when he made his   senior Northern Ireland debut against Denmark in June 2023.

Now he looks all set to make his home debut across the October international break.

He could find himself facing San Marino on Saturday 14 October at 2pm BST and  Slovenia on Tuesday 17 September at 7.45pm BST. Both matches will be played at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park.

The West Ham star academy front man at 18-years-old  has scored nine goals in 12 matches in 2023/24 and is currently the top scorer in Premier League 2.


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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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