Wolves Nigeria born Dominic Iorfa was drafted in to train with England’s full squad at St George’s Park on Wednesday morning as the senior side prepare for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Switzerland.

Dominic Iorfa stat: Source: Opta
Dominic Iorfa stat: Source: Opta


The central defender, 20, has been training with Gareth Southgate’s Under 21 team but he was promoted by Roy Hodgson ahead of training.

The youngster has featured at right back for Kenny Jackett’s side so far this season and caught the eye with his athleticism.

Iorfa made his breakthrough last season at Wolves after a loan spell with Shrewsbury and appears to be making waves in the England set-up.

The 20-year-old has yet to play for the U21s but featured five times for the U20s including appearances at the Toulon tournament, where he saw red in the opening game.

Lobi Stars Vice Chairman and ex-Nigeria international Dominic Iorfa is the dad of the youngster who bears the same name with his father.

At the beginning of the Dream Team VI camping in Abuja, Coach Samson Siasia invited the young Iorfa to the squad for screening but he was held back by club duties.

Still eligible to play for Nigeria, if he plays for England against San Marino on Saturday, Iorfa junior who has played for England at U18 and U20 would no longer be available for the Super Eagles.

Dominic Iorfa jr starred for England U18 2013, U20 in 2014 and now he’s with the U21 in 2015, while also training with the Three Lions, big step for the lad whose dad said “will still play for Nigeria” but not until he turns 23 years of age.


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