Petkov makes Bulgaria U19 squad

22nd September 2016

Hearts youngster Alex Petkov receives Bulgaria U19s nod.

Hearts youngster Alex Petkov has been called up to the Bulgaria U19s squad.

The 17-year-old midfielder will link up with his country for a training camp next month and a friendly match away to England on October 10th.

U20s coach Jon Daly believes the call up will be a great expereince for Alex, he told "I'm delighted for Alex. It's a great achievement for him to get international recognition at such a young age. 

"He's had to work hard and it's not easy when a player so young moves to a new country, but he's settled in well and is beginning to show what he's capable of on the pitch. 

"It's up to him now to continue to work hard and progress so that he earns more opportunities like this, for both club and country."

Photo courtesy of Ron MacNeill