Winger Selected For International DutyHenry Cameron has been named in the New Zealand squad for a friendly international against Oman this month.
The winger, 18, is one of four England-based players selected by coach Anthony Hudson for the fixture, which takes place on Thursday 12 November at the Sultan Qaboos Stadium.
The call-up is Cameron's first since declaring his allegiance to the All Whites, who he qualifies to play for through his mother.
"His parentage entitles him to play for New Zealand and the New Zealand manager said two or three months ago that he was interested in having Henry on board," Blackpool manager Neil McDonald said. "It's a fantastic experience for him and his family and great news for the football club.
"It's brilliant that he's been called-up and it's justly deserved. He started the season off brilliantly, being a young kid of 18 getting into the first-team. I thought he carried the team in the first few games and because of that he's had a bit of a rest recently to recharge his batteries. He's got that zest back now, and I'm sure he'll be involved for us before he goes away to make his international debut."
Cameron, who has made 15 appearances this season, will fly out to meet his international team-mates following Blackpool's Emirates FA Cup clash at Barnet on Saturday and will miss the forthcoming fixtures against Wigan Athletic and Doncaster Rovers.