Will Hughes given a lift by international experience
DERBY County midfielder Will Hughes says the last few days have given him a lift.
The 17-year-old put a couple of below-par performances behind him to help the Rams beat Huddersfield Town 3-0 on Saturday.
Last night, he played for England Under-21s in their 4-0 victory over Sweden.
He won his second cap at under-21 level when he came on for the second half at Walsall's Banks's Stadium.
"As I have mentioned before, playing for England at any level is a massive achievement and especially playing above my age group for the under-21s," said Hughes.
"It is a great experience playing with lads who play in the Premier League, some week in, week out, and I am enjoying it.
"It was 3-0 when I came on, and it is always nice to be part of a win.
"Hopefully, I have done enough to be named in the next squad. The last two games have given me a lift.
"I wasn't really expecting it but I did have a dip in a couple of games and it played on my mind a bit.
"But in the last two performances, I have felt a lot more comfortable."