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LATICS DUO INVOLVED IN ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND INTERNATIONALS

14 February 2018

Jensen Weir and Joe Gelhardt continue youth international careers with Scotland and England.

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Wigan Athletic's young starlets Jensen Weir and Joe Gelhardt are returning to youth international action with Scotland and England respectively, turning out for their countries at Under-16 level.

Gelhardt is in the England squad to face Denmark at 2.00pm today (Wednesday 14 February), with Weir set to face Scotland at 6.00pm.

The duo were previously called up for internationals in July at Stirling's Forthbank Stadium, with Weir featuring in the tournament between Scotland, England, Uruguay and Qatar, however, Gelhardt missed playing time due to injury.

Speaking about the pair's continued international involvement, Latics Head of Academy, Gregor Rioch, said:

“We are proud to have two U16 internationals representing Wigan Athletic over the next few days. It's an incredible achievement to represent your country at any level of football, so for Joe and Jensen this will be an excellent occasion.

"Both boys have been with their national teams before, and this highlights how well they have continued to progress, as well as the progress we're making as an Academy.

"We wish both Joe and Jensen the best of luck in their matches."


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