Back the boys
Tuesday, 11 August, 2009
Head Coach wants a sizeable crowd to see the U20s at the Hawthorns on Tuesday.
England U20s play their final preparation game ahead of next month’s World Cup on Tuesday night and Head Coach Brian Eastick is hoping there will be a sizeable crowd at the Hawthorns to see them.
The U20s are the only England team to be playing on home soil this week, with the Under-21s and Seniors both playing games in the Netherlands, so all involved are hoping the West Midlands public will turn out in force.
With tickets still available to see some of England’s most promising footballers in action, Eastick hopes there will be a decent following.
“It will be nice if we can get a decent crowd there for the game,” he said.
“There will be a decent playing surface and a nice environment and there should be no reason why we can’t get a decent crowd there.”
The Young Lions head to Egypt for the World Cup in September, so this represents their final warm-up match before they go into action against the likes of Uruguay, Ghana and Uzbekistan in their group fixtures.
“It will be a tremendous experience for all of the players selected for the World Cup,” he added.
“We don’t know who that will be just yet, but to play the likes of Uruguay and Ghana in a different climate is something that will be an invaluable learning curve.”
Tickets are still available for the game, by calling 0871 271 9780 or on the gate at the Hawthorns priced at £5 for adults and just £1 for concessions.