Former loanee Shaymen James Hardy has been selected again to represent the Three Lions for the England C team.
The attacking midfielder and winger joined The Shaymen in mid-February and went on to make six appearances for Town, before parent club AFC Fylde recalled him a month later.
Non-league Three Lions boss Paul Fairclough named a 16 man squad for the trip to Tallin, the capital of Estonia. The team will be looking for a repeat performance against Estonia U23’s after a 1-0 win in October, after Alfie Pavey of Dover Athletic scoring on his Three Lions debut.
Hardy will be looking to add to his current four England C caps. Hardy has yet to find the net in the colours of England, but he made a very impressive debut in 2016 again against Estonia U23’s setting up two goals in a 2-1 away win.
The Fylde midfielder may be Paul Fairclough lucky charm. In the four caps Hardy has, he was yet to be on the losing side. Hardy has two wins over Estonia U23’s and a win and a draw against the Welsh C team.
Town do have a proud history of having players represent the England C team. Out of the current crop of Shaymen Josh Staunton has captained the England C side and Dayle Southwell has pulled on the three lions shirt. Former Town players who have represented England C include Gareth Seddon, Kingsley James, Jordan Burrow, Marc Roberts, Matt Pearson and James Bolton.
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