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Piggott replaces injured Wilson in England squad

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Paul Stimpson

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Ben Piggott has been called into England’s European Youth Championships squad in place of the injured Sam Wilson.

The Ormesby TTC player has been added to the Junior Boys’ section for the event, which gets under way in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on Sunday.

Piggott was unlucky to miss out on selection for the Cadet Boys’ team, which was filled by automatic qualifiers, and also narrowly missed out on wildcard selection to Wilson and Shayan Siraj for the original Junior line-up.

His run to the semi-finals of the Junior Boys’ Singles at the PG Mutual Nationals, beating seeds James Smith and Amirul Hussain, illustrated his capabilities.

Smith was withdrawn from the squad, which means the full England line-up is now:

Cadet Boys: Louis Price, Naphong Boonyaprapa, Thomas Rayner
Cadet Girls: Ruby Chan, Millie Rogove, Mari Baldwin
Junior Boys: Ethan Walsh, Shayan Siraj, Ben Piggott
Junior Girls: Denise Payet, Megan Gidney, Mollie Patterson, Charlotte Bardsley

The competition starts with the team events. The draw is as follows:

Junior Boys
Group G: Croatia, England, Israel, Armenia, Kosovo

Junior Girls
Group G: England, Moldova, Greece

Cadet Boys
Group H: England, Serbia, Slovenia, Scotland

Cadet Girls
Group G: England, Slovakia, Netherlands, Israel, Scotland

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