Squad continue Elite Round preparations in Bolton ahead of Friday's group kick-off.
By Nicholas Veevers in Bolton
UEFA European U19 Championship
Elite Qualifying Round
25-30 May 2012
England, Montenegro, Slovenia, Switzerland
Deepdale, Preston & Spotland, Rochdale
Ticket line 0844 856 1966 (Preston) and 0844 826 1907 (Rochdale)
England U19s have ramped up their preparations in Lancashire ahead of Friday's UEFA European Championship Elite Qualifying Round opener against Slovenia.
The squad reported for duty on Saturday and have been training every day since in the build-up to the first of their three games in six days, which could see them progress to the last eight of the competition and the Finals in Estonia during July.
Standing in their way are Slovenia, Montenegro and Switzerland, with only one team from the four qualifying for the next stage, so Head Coach Noel Blake has been keen to work with his players as much as possible in the build-up to the game.
A two-day training camp took place in Cheshire last week, which was attended by most of the squad, before the 18-man group returned to put in their final preparations.
Training at the home of Bolton Wanderers' Academy in the sunshine on Wednesday morning, the session was observed by The FA's Coaching Research Manager and former professional Wayne Allison whilst Everton's reserve team coach Alan Stubbs was also in attendance with Ross Barkley, Jake Bidwell and John Lundstram all representing the Goodison Park club in the squad.
Tickets are still available for all three England games, priced at just £3 for adults and £1 for concessions.
England fans can purchase their tickets for the two Deepdale games against Slovenia (25 May) and Switzerland (30 May) via mypne.com and 0844 856 1966 or in person at the stadium ticket office.
For England v Montenegro at Rochdale (27 May), fans can buy tickets from 0844 826 1907 and in person at Spotland.