Four youth players off to Swansea

Johnny McCullough.

Johnny McCullough.

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Portadown Youth’s Sam Anderson (under nines), Johnny McCullough (under 11s), Zach Cowan (under 11s) and Lee Marsden (under nines) have been selected to attend Swansea City’s Academy.

The trials involved almost 400 children and four phases of selection.

“More great news for the club,” read a post on Portadown Youth’s Facebook page. “We have four of our players selected to attend the Swansea City Academy.

“The boys attended recent trials involving almost 400 kids and four phases of trials over four weekends.”

It marks the latest boost for Portadown Youth following the selection of Barney McKeown for Northern Ireland’s Victory Shield campaign.

McKeown joined play off the substitutes’ bench during Northern Ireland under 16s’ scoreless draw against the Republic of Ireland.