Blackpool youngster Henry Cameron reacts to first New Zealand senior call-up

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The 18-year-old midfielder will face Oman next Thursday.

Times have been tough for Blackpool in recent months. Relegated to League One amid full on civil war between the fans and club ownership - times are certainly easier at other clubs.

But they do still have some reasons to be cheerful.

One such reason is the emergence of young midfielder Henry Cameron. The 18-year-old first came to the fore last season but he has now established himself as a regular starter in the Blackpool first-team under Neil McDonald.

He has played 14 times in League One this season and has now been rewarded for that form and consistency with a call-up to the New Zealand national team. He received the call-up thanks to mother, who was born in New Zealand.

He will hope to make his international debut against Oman in Muscat next Thursday in a squad that contains Leeds striker Chris Wood and Brentford youngster Nik Tzanev.

He is clearly buzzing with the call-up. He told New Zealand Football:

“It was a very proud moment for myself and my family and it’s an honour to be called up.

“I chose to represent New Zealand as my mum was born there and I just felt really passionate at the thought of representing New Zealand.

“I’m looking forward to meeting all the other lads and hopefully making my debut and putting in a good performance.”

Cameron is one of the few shining lights at Bloomfield Road at the moment and fans of the club will be hoping he can make an impact in the Kiwi fold next week.

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