By Paul Brown
Villa Ladies have had a club record number of U19 players called up for international duty with England this week.
A total of six from Joe Hunt's side have been selected for the friendly game with Sweden U19s on Friday October 19.
Maddie Cusack - for the first time - Sherry McCue, Aoife Mannion, Megan Walsh, Abbeyleigh Stringer and Katie Wilkinson have got the nod.
They left Villa Park this morning to meet up with the rest of Mo Marley's squad in Burton.
The game takes place at the new multi-million training facility at St George's Park.
Villa boss Hunt was absolutely thrilled when he got the news.
He said: "It's great for Villa as a club to get this international recognition.
"I'm especially thrilled for Maddie who has received her first call-up. She didn't start in the team at the beginning of the season but now she's one of the first names on the sheet.
"That's come from sheer determination and hard work on her part. She'll prove a good addition for England because she can play in numerous positions. She's a top player.
"I have some really talented players here at Villa. This just goes to show that. We're second bottom of the league at the moment but that won't last long because this group - once they gel - will come good. I'm sure of that."
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