READING Women’s youngster Maz Pacheco has expressed her desire to break into Phil Neville’s England squad after the Women’s U20’s World Cup is finished, writes Sam Ward.

Neville was watching on from the stands as Mo Marley’s England’s U20 side beat the holders North Korea 3-1 in Dinan.

Pacheco played 71 minutes in front of the women’s senior head coach and revealed the players excitement knowing he was present.

She said: “He’s the big gaffer isn’t he so it does excite us to know he was there watching.

“We’re here to showcase what we can do and what we are about. First and foremost is to make ourselves proud and we do that by playing well.

“Hopefully he will be proud of the performance we put in as well and just know we are knocking on the seniors door and with the wish he may take a chance on one of us after the tournament or in the future.”

Pacheco, who recently moved to Reading from Doncaster Belles, revealed the main reason behind the move was based on testing herself in the WSL 1.

She said: “I wanted to prove myself at WSL2 and get that game time for us young players is so important.

“We won the league at Doncaster, but I didn’t expect a club like Reading to have their eye on me. I appreciate it from (manager) Kelly (Chambers), the staff and team for thinking I can fit into the team.

“It was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down, back in full-time football and back in the WSL 1. I had to take it with both hands.”