How Callum Doyle fared for England Under-19s with Sunderland set to welcome back five first-team players after international call-ups

Sunderland will welcome back five senior players who have been away on international duty ahead of their League One game against Accrington Stanley this weekend.

Thursday, 9th September 2021, 4:45 pm

Callum Doyle and Dennis Cirkin have been away with England’s under-19 and under-20 sides respectively, with the former playing 90 minutes in a 2-0 win over Italy at St George's Park last week.

Doyle then travelled with the under-19s squad for a friendly in Germany, which ended 1-1, with the defender coming off the bench for the final 23 minutes.

Cirkin, meanwhile, was an unused substitute as England Under-20s beat Romania 6-1 at St George’s Park.

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Callum Doyle playing for England Under-19s against Germany Under-19s.

Niall Huggins received game time as he played 90 minutes for Wales Under-21s in a goalless Euro Under-21s Championship qualifier in Moldova and came off the bench in a 4-0 win over Bulgaria in Sofia.

Bailey Wright and Tom Flanagan were also called up by Australia and Northern Ireland respectively.

Flanagan came off the bench for a 4-1 World Cup qualifier win in Lithuania last week.

The defender then played 90 minutes in a 1-0 friendly win in Estonia before being named on the bench for a qualifier against Switzerland at Windsor Park, which finished goalless.

Wright travelled with the Australia squad to Doha and Vietnam capital Hanoi for World Cup qualifiers against China and Vietnam.

Both Doha and Vietnam are on the UK’s amber list, meaning Wright won't have to self isolate if he displays a negative Covid-19 test.

The other three Sunderland players who travelled abroad, Doyle, Huggins and Flanagan will also have to display negative Covid-19 tests before rejoining their Black Cats team-mates in training.

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