The Young Lions match with Poland next Tuesday is a sellout at Bournemouth's Fitness First Stadium.
England U19 v Poland U19
International U19 Friendly
7.45pm, 6 February 2007
The Fitness First Stadium at Dean Court, AFC Bournemouth
England's U19s match with Poland next Tuesday at Bournemouth is a 10,500 sell out, and will see the biggest crowd at the Fitness First Stadium since it opened six years ago.
It is a big year for the U19s with European Championship Qualifiers in this country in May, and this match will provide the first opportunity for Brian Eastick to prepare for those games.
While it will be the biggest crowd at the stadium, and a capacity, it falls short of the biggest crowd for the England U19s which was 22,000 at Portman Road for a friendly with Germany on Valentine's Day in 2002.
One man who will be eagerly looking forward to playing in front of a sellout crowd at Dean Court is Ryan Bertrand, who is currently in his second spell on loan at Bournemouth.
A dynamic left-back, Ryan joined the Cherries on loan earlier this season from Chelsea and has enjoyed every minute of it.
"The fans at Bournemouth are unreal, you know that they're going to get behind us and that'll give us a big boost," Ryan revealed.
"I'm in my second spell with them now and I'm buzzing, it's really great to be getting the first team experience at such a great club and I know it's really helping the physical side of my game.
"The pitch is superb and the stadium is great for nights like this, the fans feel really close to the action and I hope we give them a good performance to cheer about."
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