Leeds' Alfie McCalmont reacts to first Northern Ireland U21 call-up

General View of Elland Road prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Blackburn Rovers at Elland Road on December 26, 2018 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United youngster Alfie McCalmont has been called up to Northern Ireland's under-21 squad for the first time.

General views of Elland Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Aston Villa at Elland Road on December 03, 2016 in Leeds, England.

Leeds starlet Alfie McCalmont has taken to Twitter to express his delight at being included in the Northern Ireland under-21 squad for the first time in his career ahead of the upcoming international break.

McCalmont is one of several exciting young players looking to make the grade at Elland Road, and he is definitely one of the members of Carlos Corberan's under-23 side that seem to be catching the eye most often.

 

Leeds announced on their official website in January that the 18-year-old had been handed a new long-term deal with the Whites that was set to run until 2021 and included the option of a one-year extension after his superb campaign at Thorp Arch.

And he has now ticked another milestone off as the teenager has been included in Northern Ireland's under-21 squad for the first time. He had previously been involved with the under-19s, but will now link up with the squad that is set to face Bulgaria and Mexico in friendlies later this month.

General View of Elland Road prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Blackburn Rovers at Elland Road on December 26, 2018 in Leeds, England.

It is a fantastic achievement for the youngster, and he will certainly be hoping to use the experience to help take his game to another level as Leeds' under-23s continue their push towards winning their league crown this year.

It is a further sign that McCalmont is developing his game nicely. And with another hurdle now cleared, perhaps it is not out of the question to suggest that the tidy midfielder may get the chance to make his senior debut for club and country at a similar time in the near future. 

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Elland Road on October 17, 2015 in Leeds, England.

Here is McCalmont's tweet following the call-up...

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