SUPER striker John Cooper has been picked to play for England against Greece in walking football.

Cooper is a member of Dudley-based Hartshill Strollers who meet at Summerhill School in Kingswinford.

He will turn out for his country in an over-60s international exhibition match in Crete on October 20.

Cooper, aged 63, of Woodcross, Wolverhampton, said: “I am delighted to have been selected to play for my country.”

He made his international debut in March against Wales in the England B squad at St George’s Park, the FA’s national HQ at Burton-on-Trent.

Cooper, a commissioning engineer, is one of the country’s leading club goal-scorers, having once netted 14 times in a single tournament.

Fellow club member and goalkeeper Pete Gibbons, aged 56, is in the England over-50s squad.

Hartshill Strollers – formed in 2014 – has grown to be one of the most successful and respected walking football clubs in the country.

In 2016, they won the Walking Football United Over 60s National Tournament – the sport’s equivalent of the FA Cup.

Last year, the club’s Over 65s were losing finalists in the same competition.