Tom Cannon gets call-up to Ireland U21s

16/03/2023 11comments  |  Jump to last

Everton Academy graduate Tom Cannon has been selected to be part of the Ireland U21 squad for their upcoming friendly against Iceland on the back of some impressive goalscoring in the Championship. 

Currently on a half-season loan from Everton at Preston North End, the 20-year-old has scored 3 goals in the last 5 games after taking a while to settle in at Deepdale.

Cannon, who was born in England, has family roots in Counties Galway and Mayo. 

“Tom is committed to Ireland. I could see how desperate he was to put on the green shirt in that camp last March. Over the last few months, reaching out to him, he’s been great and looking forward to the campaign ahead,” Ireland U21 team manager Jim Crawford says.

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Cannon made his senior bow for Everton last autumn when Everton were struggling for goalscoring options as Dominic Calvert-Lewin was sidelined with a knee injury and hamstring problems.

This article was amended to correct the origins of Cannon's family in Ireland.


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John Raftery
1 Posted 16/03/2023 at 11:02:49
The loan to Preston is working well for him and will hopefully benefit us in the medium to longer term. After a slow start, he has settled into the team, has built a good understanding with an experienced strike partner in Ched Evans, has started scoring goals, and in recent games has played a bigger role in the build-up play.

We must of course bear in mind this is in the Championship. It is a huge step up to the Premier League.

James Flynn
2 Posted 16/03/2023 at 18:11:41
Earned. Good for him.

It is a huge step from the Championship to the Premier League. But it's also a good-sized step from U21s to the Championship.

Tom made that jump and fit right in at Preston NE immediately. Only 3 goals so far, but he's had other chances that just didn't come off.

Quick and pacy. Good with both feet and his head. Don't know how his career will go but young Tom is pretty good so far.

Tony Everan
3 Posted 17/03/2023 at 11:08:51
Great news for Tom Cannon, good luck to him against Iceland.

More news today, Jarrad Branthwaite getting a fully deserved call up for the England U21s, along with James Garner.

Barry McNally
4 Posted 20/03/2023 at 18:39:18
Couldn't find this on ToffeeWeb but Isaac Price has been called up to the senior Northern Ireland squad.

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