Albion prospect Max Sanders has earned England recognition after captaining the under-23s to promotion and attracting the attention of manager Chris Hughton.

The midfielder has been called up to the England under-19s squad for a training camp in Manchester in preparation for the European Championships in Finland in July.

Sanders, 19, was drafted into the senior squad by Hughton as an unused substitute in their FA Cup quarter-final defeat by Manchester United at Old Trafford in March.

He led Simon Rusk's under-23s to promotion to division one on Sunday at Villa Park with a 2-0 victory over Aston Villa in the play-off final.

Sanders, from Horsham, said: "I'm buzzing to get the call-up. I've been working hard all season, so it's really good to be recognised.

"You want to represent your country and it's definitely the best thing that you can do in football.

"Simon called me and said I was on standby, but then he pulled me to one side in training and told me I'd been selected for the final squad.

"It's been an amazing year - with the first-team call-up being the highlight of it. Now I've been given this international call-up, it's just an amazing feeling.

"Once I got my chance in the under-23s, I wanted to crack on from there. I felt like I took my chance and I’ve been working hard ever since.

"This season has been the most I've come on as a player, by a long way. I've improved both on and off the ball - things have really fallen into place for me."