AFC Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook will miss the final game of the season following his call-up to the England Under 20’s squad.
Cook will join up with the England squad following Saturday’s home game against Burnley, missing the final day of the season away to Premier League champions Leicester City.
Instead, Cook will be looking ahead to a summer at the FIFA U20 World Cup in South Korea.
The first stop will be a six day training camp in Osaka, Japan, before the squad move on to the Jeonju World Cup Stadium to face Argentina.
Unfortunately for AFC Bournemouth the call-up comes at a time when Andrew Surman, Dan Gosling and Jack Wilshere are all unavailable through injury, handing Cook his first real chance in the side.
Lewis Cook told the Daily Echo…
‘…It was great to be involved in the goals against Stoke. I know we didn`t get the win but we showed an enormous amount of character to come back into the game twice.
‘We actually thought we could have nicked the win but we will take our point and regroup.
‘You have to be confident and do your best. And enjoy it, because you`re playing in the Premier League and it won`t get much better than that.’
Tinpot Club wrote…
Its not ideal that he’ll miss the last game of the season at Leicester when we are so short in midfield numbers at the moment…but I suppose in the bigger picture this tournament will be a good experience for him playing against some of the best young talent in the world.
Now that the Football League season is finished, I’m not sure if Whitfield or Butcher would be allowed to play but they may well be needed. – Join the conversation here.
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