NEWS | Jackson becomes first youth player to represent England after call-up

Spennymoor Town attacking midfielder Cieran Jackson has been called up to play for England schools Under 18s.

Jackson joined Moors Under 18s last summer and has impressed this season under the guidance of Gary Farley and Liam Clough.

He has enjoyed a profitable first season, scoring over 10 goals and providing a range of assists for his fellow teammates.

Jackson has also represented the First Team in the Durham Challenge Cup, featuring against Billingham Town from the substitutes bench in October.

As well as representing Spennymoor, he also plays for Sunderland Foundation of Light, Durham County Schools and Durham County FA.

He becomes the first player from the system to represent England.

Spennymoor Town Under 18s Assistant Manger Clough said: “Both myself and Gary are absolutely delighted for Cieran. His attitude since coming in with us has been first class, and he has enjoyed a tremendous season and at times has been unplayable.

He was an integral part of the U18s FA Youth Cup run, excelling in the victory over South Shields, and has popped up with important goals throughout the season, but his ability to travel with the ball and alleviate pressure with his dribbling ability are his main strengths.

The first team players and staff speak really highly of Cieran and that is down to his hard work and dedication.