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FOOTBALL: ACCRINGTON'S Richard Chaplow has been called up to the England Under 19 squad for their friendly with Germany.

ACCRINGTON'S Richard Chaplow has been called up to the England Under 19 squad for their friendly with Germany.

Dick Bates' team travel to Celle, near Hanover, on Tuesday 30 March and Burnley midfielder Chaplow will be among the squad. It is the final preparation match ahead of the under 19s European qualifying games in Slovenia in April. They hope to win that to progress to the finals in Switzerland this summer.

Chaplow, 19, was initially picked for the Under 19 squad last month, but was promoted to the Under 21 side and he made his debut as a substitute at Hull City's KC Stadium.

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