THE soccer skills of two homeless men have won them a shortlisting for an England squad.
Kevin Wilson and Paul Roznowski - both 21 - are among 18 young men competing for a place in the eight-strong England team for the Homeless World Cup.
The trials for the 20- country event - which is in Gothenburg, Sweden, in July - took place at The Cliff, Manchester United's former training ground.
Homeless people from all over the country were put through their paces by Manchester United's Football in the Community Coaches.
Kevin and Paul both play for the Single Homeless Accommodation Project (Shap) team, based in Huddersfield and Dewsbury.
It provides housing and support for 130 young people across the district until they can live independently.
Last year, the Shap/Inroads team was shortlisted for an Examiner Community Award in the Sports Team of the Year category.
Jonathan Abdy, of the project, said Kevin and Paul had displayed outstanding talent to be shortlisted for the squad. They had already played in three trials.
The final trials for the team, hosted by The Big Issue North and Manchester United, is on May 20.
The inaugural Homeless World Cup was in Graz, Austria, last year, where England came second to Austria.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said: "United are happy to be hosting the trials for England's Homeless World Cup team for the second year running.
" It's great that we can use our expertise to help people make a difference to their lives. Sport can be a catalyst for change."