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Goalkeeper released by Cardiff City trains with England

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Luke O’Reilly will be an unfamiliar name to many - he does not even own a Wikipedia page - but perhaps not for too much longer. 

The young goalkeeper has enjoyed a whirlwind week, training with Gareth Southgate’s England just a matter of days after being delivered the crushing blow of being released by his club. 

Cardiff City decided to let the 20-year-old go at the end of the season, with O’Reilly now on the hunt for new employers.

Some surprise performances alongside the England stoppers at St George’s Park have done his chances no harm. 

At least two Premier League clubs are thought to have made checks, one of which is understood to be Crystal Palace. 

O’Reilly ended the week with a collection of signed gloves from Joe Hart, Tom Heaton, Jack Butland and Fraser Forster having impressed the country’s elite.

He tweeted: 'Loved this week training with England. Great experience Thanks for everything @FraserForster @TomHeatonGK @JackButland_One'. 

The former Peterborough and Nike Academy man was called up by England goalkeeping coach Martyn Margetson to train for a day, but that ended up being extended to the whole week. 

Margetson kept a close eye on O’Reilly while coach at Cardiff before he left Wales to take a role with the national team under Sam Allardyce last summer. 

He will watch Saturday’s match against Scotland at home, thinking of the doors his productive week could now open in a short career which had only previously taken him to Redditch United on loan

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On 08/09/2017 at 7:15 PM, fraserb said:

No idea, would be interesting to find out 

Cant seem to see anything online. Everything is about him being released by Cardiff. Nothing on his twitter bio either.

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