Brighton and Hove Albion’s Welsh coach called up – by England

Posted On 06 Jun 2015 at 7:29 pm

Brighton and Hove Albion’s Welsh first-team coach Nathan Jones has spent the week on international duty after being called up by England coach Gareth Southgate and the FA.

Jones was approached to shadow and assist Southgate’s under-21 squad as they prepare for this summer’s European Championships in the Czech Republic.

Nathan Jones with Gareth Southgate, left, and Roy Hodgson, right - Picture by Action Images

Nathan Jones with Gareth Southgate, left, and Roy Hodgson, right – Picture by Action Images

The Welshman spent the past week at St George’s Park, ahead of the tournament which will see the England take on Portgual, Sweden and Italy in the group stages.

Jones spent the week working with the likes of Harry Kane, Saido Berahino, Danny Ings, Jesse Lingard and Albion midifelder Jake Forster-Caskey.

He told seagulls.co.uk: “It’s a great honour to be asked to be at St George’s Park this week and work with the best young players in England.

“I’m working shadowing the coaches and helping with preparations for the European Championships this summer and I am grateful to Gareth Southgate and the FA for giving me the opportunity to work at this level.

“It’s a new experience and for me it has been fantastic working with the under-21s.

“I hope it is one which will help me develop as a coach and ultimately that can help benefit the club.”

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