David Brooks hopes to win his second international cap when England play their second game of the Toulon Tournament this evening.
Brooks, a graduate of Sheffield United’s Steelphalt Academy, made his debut for Neil Dewsnip’s side during last month’s victory over Angola.
After impressing as a second-half substitute, he could be set for a starting role when the Young Lions attempt to strengthen their grip on qualifying Group A by by beating Cuba at the Stade d’Honneur Marcel Roustan, Salon-de-Provence.
Brooks, who opted to represent England at the competition in France rather than Wales, made four appearances for United last season but is set to spend next term on loan with neighbours Chesterfield. Aged 19, he moved to the Proact Stadium as part of the deal which saw Ched Evans rejoin United for a second spell.
“These players have bright futures with us ahead of them,” Chris Wilder, who has also loaned Ben Whiteman to Doncaster Rovers, said. “This is another important part of their development as far as we are concerned.”
“We’re always careful where we send these lads,” the United manager added. “There’s a point and a thought process behind moves like this.”
Chelsea’s Ike Ugbo scored the only goal of the game against Angola early in the second-half. Brooks replaced another youngster from Stamford Bridge, Tariq Ukwakwe, soon after.
Cuba drew 1-1 with Japan in their opening game.