Head Coach delighted to have experienced back room for World Cup.
England U20s Head Coach Brian Eastick
believes that an experienced staff around him for the U20 World Cup later this month can only help to give the players a good platform on which to perform.
The Young Lions are currently in Colorado, USA preparing for the competition, which starts on 29 July in Colombia and Eastick is well backed up with fellow Under-21 staff Stuart Pearce
as his assistant coach and Martin Thomas as goalkeeping coach.
In addition to that, they are joined by Performance Analyst Keith Mincher and Fitness Coach Craig Boyd and Head Of Physiotherapy Gary Lewin before Head Of Elite Development Gareth Southgate links up with the squad in Colombia, so there is no shortage of expertise for the players to call upon.
"It's a God-send for me to have experienced staff around me,” admitted Eastick to FATV
"In my six years at The FA, it's certainly the most experienced staff that I've ever had.
"It's great for the players and I think the communication has been good.”
The vast majority of the squad which have travelled out for the competition
have played for England at youth level before, but Eastick believes having a staff network behind them which have been through different tournaments at various levels is crucial.
So whatever advice anyone might need in a whole range of issues, Eastick has encouraged his players to use the fountain of knowledge at their disposal.
"We've encouraged the players, at any time whatsoever, to go and speak to the staff about anything,” he added.
"The staff are all experts in their own field and very experienced so we think we've got the recipe right.”