Newcastle United new signing handed senior England call up as Callum Wilson misses training

Newcastle United new signing Lewis Hall. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)Newcastle United new signing Lewis Hall. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)
Newcastle United new signing Lewis Hall. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images) | Getty Images
Newcastle United left-back Lewis Hall was drafted into England training on Monday.

Newcastle United summer signing Lewis Hall trained with England’s senior squad on Monday with Callum Wilson among the players absent.

Hall, along with Chelsea’s Bashir Humphrey and Tottenham Hotspur’s Alfie Devine, were drafted into training at St George’s Park with Bukayo Saka, Levi Colwil and Wilson “working indoors.”

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Gareth Southgate’s side are preparing for their World Cup qualifier against Ukraine on Saturday before facing Scotland at Hampden on Tuesday in a 150th Anniversary Heritage Match.

Hall and his under-20s teammates were already on site having been called up by Joe Edwards for a five-day training camp.

The 18-year-old is yet to feature for Newcastle since joining from Chelsea on loan, a move which will become permanent for an initial £28million next summer.

The left-back was an unused substitute during Saturday evening’s 3-1 defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion and was left out of the matchday squad altogether against Liverpool a week earlier.

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Asked by NewcastleWorld about Hall after Brighton, Howe said: “Lewis is building his fitness up I’d say so there was no temptation to start him because he has started at zero with us really having not played pre-season. We’re building him up nicely and he’s doing very well.”

Speaking after signing Hall, Howe says the young defender ‘caught his eye immediately’ during his Premier League debut at St James’ Park last season.

Hall, a boyhood Newcastle fan, played 12 times for Chelsea last term - starting both fixtures against Howe’s men.

“He played against us a couple of times last year and he impressed me for someone so young to come into those situations and perform the way he did,” Howe said. “Preparing for those games, we watched a lot of Chelsea and I think he had just broken in before our first game. He caught my eye immediately.

“I really liked his attitude, how he played the game, his physical and technical attributes, so I think he’s going to be a really good signing for us.”

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