Portsmouth defender makes debut for England under-17s

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Pompey youngster Haji Mnoga made his international debut for England at the weekend.

The defender played for the under-17s in their goalless draw against Hungry in Spain.

His appearance on Sunday is the latest step up in his progress after the 16-year-old was named in the bench for the recent 3-2 win over France.

Mnoga’s international breakthrough comes after making his Blues first-team debut this season. 

The former Trafalgar School pupil has featured three times for Kenny Jackett’s side during their run to the Checkatrade Trophy semi-finals.

The 16-year-old made his senior bow in the 1-0 win at Crawley in October, before playing against Tottenham under-21s and Peterborough.

Pompey youngster Haji Mnoga

Pompey youngster Haji Mnoga

Pompey travel to Bury on February 26 for the right to face either Sunderland or Bristol Rovers in the final at Wembley.