TWO young Southend United goalkeepers are celebrating international call-ups.

Harry Seaden has been called into England’s under-17 squad for the semi-final of the European Championships against the Netherlands at Chesterfield’s Proact Stadium tomorrow night.

And another talented shot-stopper, George Murray-Jones, was also invited to an England training camp for keepers aged between 13 and 15.

Seaden, who is based in Rayleigh, has been a regular member of the Three Lions squads throughout his youth.

And the former FitzWimarc School pupil was thrilled to get the call.

“I’m really happy to have been called up,” said Seaden.

“It’s the best way to end the season and hopefully it can be a successful end to the tournament for the team.

“I’m really excited to be involved and it’s going to be another good experience for me.”

Blues’ current under-13s goalkeeper Murray-Jones has also caught the eye this season.

And goalkeeping coach Terry Mason - who works with the Shrimpers’ younger shot-stoppers - was pleased to see the teenager recognised for his efforts.

“George was recently involved in an under-13 to under-15 England goalkeeping training camp up at St. George’s Park and it’s great for him and the club,” said Mason.

“George was signed with Southend United’s academy at the start of this season following a successful trial period and has made massive strides in his ability.

“George is a very mature and focused young goalkeeper who has already trained with Southend’s under-23 squad this season.”

And Mason - who works closely with Blues’ first team goalkeeping coach Lee Harrison - felt Murray-Jones’ involvement was richly deserved for all his hard work this term.

“It’s great for the academy to have another young Southend United goalkeeper being given the opportunity to be a part of the England goalkeeping system,” said Mason.

“It’s credit to all the hard work George and the staff have put in since he signed with the club.”

Blues have produced a succession of fine goalkeepers in recent seasons, with Daniel Bentley now shining for Brentford in the Championship.

Luke Chambers, Ted Smith, Callum Taylor and Dan Confrey have also represented their countries between the sticks, while Nathan Bishop trained with England last season after impressing with the Shrimpers.