Gillingham loan defender Tom Flanagan makes Northern Ireland debut in friendly against Stuart Pearce's England under-21s
Tom Flanagan made his
international bow on Tuesday night in Northern Ireland under-21’s
International Challenge match against England.
(pictured), on loan at the Gills from League 1 MK Dons, started the
game at Blackpool’s Bloomfield Road.
England, with the likes of
Manchester United young striker Nick Powell in the side and
Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson, won 2-0.
Goals came from Connor
Wickham and Benik Afobe.
Flanagan has made 15 appearances for the Gills since joining them
in the summer. And his displays for the table topping side prompted
He was replaced at half-time
as the Northern Ireland manager made wholesale changes at the
Flanagan is English-born but can play for Northern Ireland
due to his family roots. He is set to return to
the Gills on Thursday in preparation for Saturday's home match
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