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Boothroyd praises AFC Bournemouth teenager

England U20’s manager Aidy Boothroyd has heaped praise onto young Cherries defender Baily Cargill, after his Three Lions debut against Canada.

The 19-year-old shone in his England debut, producing a solid defensive display, whilst scoring late on to help the Three Lions to a 2-2 draw at the Goldsands stadium.

“I thought he was excellent, he was one of our best players. I thought he looked very assured,” Boothroyd remarked.

“He didn’t waste any passes, and he scored his goal, so almost a complete performance”.

In addition to the teenager’s England performance, Boothroyd was also optimistic over Cargill’s future footballing career.

“I think Bournemouth have got a really good young player in the ranks.

“I’ve spoken to Eddie at length about him, Eddie thinks he’s going to be one for the future for you, and I hope he’ll be one for the future for us as well.”

Despite being a regular starter in AFC Bournemouth’s history-breaking Capital One Cup run, Cargill is yet to feature in any league games this season.

After being loaned to various clubs such as Torquay United and AFC Totton, Cargill was delighted to be firmly placed in Bournemouth’s cup squad, and to have achieved an England call-up.

“It was the best feeling I’ve ever had,” Cargill remarked after scoring his debut goal. “For me to be in this position I feel very privileged and I’m just going to keep working hard, and enjoying my time.

“I think it just shows you that the more you work hard, the more opportunities you’re going to get.

“It’s here at my home town, a lot of my friends and family are here in the crowd and Bournemouth supporters so it’s a brilliant moment.”