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Newcastle United linked with Huddersfield Town teenager Jordan Williams

The centre-back has payed for England Under 17s

Jordan Williams from Meltham and Huddersfield Town Academy is in England Under 17 squad

Hot Huddersfield Town prospect Jordan Williams is reported to be a target for Newcastle United.

The England Under 17 international comes from Meltham and plays at centre-back.

Williams, 16, has been at Town since the age of nine, and has featured for the Under 18s this season.

He was part of the side who won 7-0 in Saturday’s Professional Development League II game at Coventry City.

Williams has also been in the squad for a string of recent Under 21 matches.

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He has seven caps for England Under 17s and could feature in the Euro Under 17 Championship elite qualifying round games against Ukraine, Turkey and Finland in March.

England know finishing top of the four-team group will seal a place in the finals in Azerbaijan in May.

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A second-place finish could also be good enough depending on how the other qualifying groups progress.

Claims of another club showing an interest in Williams will come as no surprise.

Newcastle are side to be keen to bring through more players from their development ranks.

Former Town striker Liam Coogans could wain a deal at Dunfermline Athletic.

Huddersfield Town U18 v Brentford U18 at The John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield. Liam Coogans.

The Scottish third tier side have given a trial to the 19-year-old, who left Town by mutual consent earlier this month.

Coogans joined Town in August 2014 having made his mark at Airdrie, where he made his debut at 15.

But he failed to develop as expected and had a loan spell at Queen of the South earlier this season.

Dunfermline manager Allan Johnston said: “Obviously he’s got a bit of talent. It’s good to have a look.”


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