YORK City utility man David Ferguson has been selected for the England C squad that will take on their Slovakia counterparts next month.

The former Blackpool full back has made the 16-strong party that will be hoping to prevail in the International Challenge Trophy final, which is to be played on their opponents’ own soil in Zilina on Wednesday, November 8.

Ferguson will leave Bootham Crescent to represent his country between the home match against Curzon Ashton and the away trip to Alfreton, which will be played the weekend before and afterwards respectively.

Manager Paul Fairclough gave the Sunderland-born, 23-year-old the England C captaincy over the summer for an international against Jersey and he has made the cut for this latest trip after attending a three-day training camp earlier this month.

Ferguson is one of four players selected from National League North clubs with the rest all on the books of National League outfits.

The full squad is: Jake Gallagher (Aldershot), Cheye Alexander (Aldershot), Daniel Maguire (Blyth Spartans), Grant Smith (Boreham Wood), Joshua Rees (Bromley), Fejiri Okenabirhie (Dagenham & Redbridge), Morgan Ferrier (Dagenham & Redbridge), Jack Powell (Ebbsfleet), Ryan Croasdale (Kidderminster), Brandon Hall (Kidderminster), Sam Barratt (Maidenhead), Alex Wynter (Maidstone), Louis John (Sutton), Joe Ward (Woking), Josh Staunton (Woking), David Ferguson (York).