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17 February 2019

Latics' U18 striker Kyle Joseph makes the step up to Scotland's Under 19s.

  • Academy News - U18 striker Kyle Joseph involved in Scotland's 2-0 win against Azerbaijan.
  • 22-goal forward made his U19 debut for Billy Stark's young Scotland side.
  • Joseph started in his step up from the national team's Under 18s.

Wigan Athletic striker Kyle Joseph made his Scotland Under 19 debut on Sunday, as Billy Stark's side ran out 2-0 winners against Azerbaijan during an international camp in Pinatar, Murcia, Spain.

Joseph started the game which saw Stephen Kelly and Brennan Camp on target for Scotland.

The 17-year-old forward, who has 22 goals so far this season in his first year in Latics' Under 18s, previously featured twice for Scotland's Under 18s back in October 2018 against Uzbekistan and France.

Joseph has scored 25 goals in all competitions for Latics in 2018-19, including three for Nick Chadwick's Development Squad.

Speaking after Kyle's latest Scotland appearance, Latics' Head of Academy Gregor Rioch said:

"It's another proud moment in a long line of recent achievements not only for Kyle, but for the Academy and the club as a whole.

"Kyle's appearance on Sunday is further indication of his excellent development during his first full time year in the Academy and we're delighted to see him doing so well.

"His team mate MacKenzie O'Neill will also be involved soon for Northern Ireland's Under 17s, adding to Joe Gelhardt (England), Jensen Weir (England), Luke Robinson (Scotland) and Thelo Aasgaard (Norway) as internationals within our current Under 18 squad."

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