Manager Keith Hill admits that he is full of pride following Luke Matheson’s call up to the England Under-17 squad.
The young full-back made his debut for the national side in a game against France on Thursday evening, starting the match in Spain.
“It’s a proud day for Rochdale Football Club, for Luke and for me as a coach/ manager who has seen and tried to encourage his growth and his development to the point where he is getting selected for the England under-17s”, said the Gaffer.
“It’s a real pleasure working with determined young players who have got a quality and a skill level that you know that you can work with and you know that you can develop and give them an opportunity.
“The players ultimately have to take the opportunity and Luke is one who will take it and won’t look back. I’m really pleased for him.”