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England are on the verge of producing something special at EURO 2024 as they are now just two wins away from tournament glory. It has been a long wait for a major trophy for England fans, as 1966 was the last and only time they have been successful.

Here is a look back at some former Lincoln players who have featured for England in their careers.

Doug Wright

Many patriotic fans will be placing football bets on England winning EURO 2024 this summer, and the Three Lions are 5/2 to go all the way. Hopefully, one day soon we will see another current or former Lincoln player feature in an England shirt at senior level. The first to do so was Doug Wright in 1938.

The Three Lions face the Netherlands next at EURO 2024 and they are 8/11 in the England EUROs odds to reach the final. If they do get there, it will be a great celebration of all the players, like Wright, who have featured for the national team before this tournament.

Wright played 233 times for Lincoln and was part of the Football League Third Division North title-winning team in 1952, so is a club legend. His sole appearance for England came in a 4-0 victory over Norway in 1938.

Mick Harford

Striker Mick Harford had an outstanding career. He made 586 appearances in senior football, and it all began at Lincoln in 1977. The Englishman played 115 matches for the Imps, scoring 41 goals before moving to Newcastle United for £180,000.

A lot of Harford’s success at club level came at Luton Town. He won the Football League Cup as a player with the Hatters in 1988. Harford also triumphed as a manager with Luton, winning the League One title in 2019 and lifting the Football League Trophy in 2009.

The former Lincoln player picked up two caps for England. He made his debut in February 1988 in a 0-0 draw with Israel. Then later that year, he was involved in a 1-0 victory over Denmark in a friendly as a second-half substitute.

Alex Woodyard

The most recent Lincoln player to feature for England at any level was Alex Woodyard. He played for the England C team while with Lincoln in 2016. The Imps were in the National League at the time, so he qualified to play for the team.

Woodyard only spent two seasons at Lincoln, but he was part of a very successful period for the club. The midfielder played 57 matches in all competitions in the National League-winning team that gained promotion as champions.

In his second season at the club, he won the Football League Trophy. He also helped Lincoln reach the League Two play-off final. Unfortunately, they lost to Exeter City at Wembley. He then made a switch to League One club Peterborough United for an undisclosed fee.

Good luck to England in the semi-final match with the Netherlands on July 10th. Hopefully, that does not prove to be their final game of the tournament.

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