Malone's back home
Monday, 16 November, 2009
U19s defender looking to make it five out of five at Scunthorpe on Tuesday.
England U19s return to home soil on Tuesday night, looking to make it five wins out of five games this season, when they play Turkey in Scunthorpe.
After beating Russia in their first game of the season at Shrewsbury in September and then winning all three of their European Championship First Qualifying Round games in Slovenia last month, it has been a good start to the campaign for Noel Blake’s team.
For defender Scott Malone it has been particularly enjoyable. The Wolverhampton Wanderers ace only received his first call-up for the Russia game, but has been an ever-present in the team since then and is now looking forward to hopefully picking up a fifth cap at Glanford Park.
“It’s been good to be involved this season,” said the 18-year-old.
“My first cap was against Russia and it was great to get a win in that match, as well as my first cap, so then to go and get the call again for the qualifiers in Slovenia was great.
“I played in all three games out there, which I don’t think many of us did, so it’s been good to keep involved.”
With the Elite Round qualifying stage for the Euros coming up next year, Tuesday’s game is the first in preparation and with Turkey also qualifying as a seeded team with England, the left-back is expecting a stern test.
“There are a few lads at Wolves who play for other countries and they’ve all told me that Turkey will be a good team,” added Malone, who spent time on loan with Hungarian club Ujpest last season and is the current reserve team captain at Molineux.
“I’m expecting a tough test, but it will be good to play at home again for us and hopefully there’ll be a few family and friends along to watch.”
The full interview with Scott will feature in the official match programme for the game which you can buy here.
And remember, tickets to watch the match are FREE. Call 0871 221 1889 now to make sure you’re there.