Action from England Under-21s training in Norwich ahead of Serbia clash
A cracking goal from Connor Wickham
was one of the highlights of the England Under-21s training session on Wednesday.
The Sunderland striker’s arrowing left-foot strike during a small-sided game at Norwich City’s Colney training base gave keeper Declan Rudd little chance as it crashed in off the post.
Joining Wickham among the goals was Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling
, who is enjoying his first get-together with Stuart Pearce’s men, and Bolton hitman Marvin Sordell
Andros Townsend, another of the four newcomers to the Under-21s, was lively during the session as they prepare for Friday’s Euro 2013 play-off first leg with Serbia at Carrow Road
Meanwhile, on the pitch next door, Norwich City’s first team were being put through their paces by boss Chris Hughton.
FATV were on hand to catch the best moments from the training game - watch the video below.
However, there was bad news for Pearce as two of his original squad have returned home. Former Canaries loanee Henri Lansbury, now at Nottingham Forest, and Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne are both out of the two play-off games with injury.
Liverpool defender Jack Robinson has been called in as a replacement.
England Under-21s play their important home leg of the Euro 2013 play-off in Norwich on Friday 12 October (6pm KO). Tickets are available for just £10 adults and £5 for concessions online here
The second leg takes place on Tuesday 16 October (5pm KO BST/6pm Local) in Krusevac, Serbia.