WORCESTER City’s George Forsyth is relishing the chance to shine for an FA Select team managed by England C boss Paul Fairclough.

England C, the international team for players outside the Football League aged 23 and under, has been ran by Fairclough since 2003.

The ex-Barnet gaffer is bringing together a team non-league prospects from clubs in Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire to face a Herefordshire representative side at Edgar Street, Hereford, on Tuesday, February 12 (7.45).

Forsyth is currently the only player from City's level to be given the nod for the match being played as part of Herefordshire FA's 125th anniversary celebrations.

“I was at work when I got the message from the club and over the moon to get called up,” said Forsyth.

“To be playing under Paul Fairclough as the only Midland Football League player means a lot.

“It just goes to show the exposure playing for Worcester City gives you. This is a big club and that helps to get you noticed.

“The gaffer (John Snape) gives young players a chance and on a personal level, I think I have been quite consistent this season. I am happy with my performance levels.

“It is great to get this kind of recognition and it will be a good game to be involved with. It is a shop window and you never know what might come from it.

“The gaffer has encouraged me to take this opportunity and he is the main person I have to thank.”

The club has also announced that James Baldwin, Liam Lockett and Ethan Moran are on the contingency list in case of drop outs.

The down side is that Forsyth will miss City’s Midland Football League Cup quarter-final at Romulus 24 hours earlier on Monday (7.45).

Alongside the Worcestershire Senior Urn, it is a competition that has seen youngsters given a chance to shine this season and Forsyth is confident his presence will not be missed.

“Because of the league position we are in it would be nice to win both cups,” he added.

“It would not make up for where we are in the league but would give something back to the fans, something for them to celebrate.

“We have played younger sides in the cup games this season and there is more than enough ability in there for us to get through.

“It is over to them, really. It is up to them to take it by the scruff of the neck.

“The likes of Liam Lockett, Josh Willis, Ethan Moran have been superb in games and in training. A lot of the others have bounced off them, especially Ethan. I really rated him from the moment he came in a year ago and think the penny has dropped with him.

“There is a lot of promise in the squad. I understand we are not quite ready in terms of pushing for the league but when you see lads like that, there is hope for the fans.

“There are a lot of positive things going on with young players involved and that’s the main reason why the players love the gaffer, he gives them opportunities.

“Hopefully we will see a few in the Romulus game. I would back them to get the job done.”