WILMSLOW'S Bolton Wanderers goalkeeper Jake Turner is currently in Bulgaria bidding to help England under 19s reach the European Championships finals.

The 18-year-old, who was handed his England under 19s debut in a 7-1 win against Poland in September, is one of three netminders in a squad that opens its defence of the title against Faroe Islands at the Trace Arena in Stara Zagora tonight, Wednesday.

They face Iceland on Saturday before their third and final match in the first qualifying round against Bulgaria at the same venue on Tuesday.

The top two nations in the group progress to the elite round in March, the last step before the finals in Finland next summer.

Going into tonight's contest Turner is yet to start for the under 19s national team.

He was a half-time substitute for the Young Lions in the emphatic victory over Poland at St George's Park and was on the bench for matches against Germany, Czech Republic and Slovakia since then.

Turner made his debut for his country at under 18s level against France last November and followed up with an appearance against Qatar in March.

The former Wilmslow High School student stepped up as back-up to Mark Howard and Ben Alnwick in the Bolton first-team last season, making the bench on 19 occasions.

His 2016-17 campaign was capped with being named Wanderers’ Young Player of the Year and earning a two-year contract.

He has been on Bolton's books since under 15s level.

The former striker or centre half had only been keeping for four months at the point he was spotted by a scout and asked to attend a trial.

Millie Turner, captain of Bristol City Women in Women's Super League One, is his sister and has also represented England at various youth levels.