Leighton Baines says visit of Scotland will be a testing encounter
Leighton Baines says he expects the rivalry to be fierce and the atmosphere electric as Scotland play at the new Wembley for the first time on Wednesday.
England have not faced Scotland for 14 years, and the Everton defender knows his side face a testing encounter.
He said: "This is a big fixture and everyone knows the history that comes with this game. There will be an intense rivalry amongst the fans and on the pitch.
"Although it's a friendly there will be two teams wanting to get one over on each other so it will make for a good game."
Scotland will arrive at Wembley full of confidence after a Robert Snodgrass goal gave them an impressive 1-0 victory in Croatia in their last outing, and Baines has warned that the derby nature of the game means he and his fellow Lions face a tough test on Wednesday night.
"Both sides will be going into the game with a similar mentality and attitude and try to do our nations proud. Hopefully that will add to the occasion and make a good game for everyone to enjoy," he said.
"When you play these home nation ties, whether home or away, you do get a really good atmosphere."
There will be more than 20,000 visiting fans inside Wembley, and the 28-year-old is relishing a match under the lights at Wembley.
"I was at the Wales game not too long ago and that was a really good atmosphere, and Ireland recently brought some good fans over so we expect Scotland to do the same. It will be a good night at Wembley."
Baines, who will be hoping to win his 18th England cap on Wednesday, also emphasised the important role the game will play in the Three Lions' preparation ahead of a crucial Autumn period, with four decisive World Cup qualifiers across September and October.
"This is the start of a big season of international football. There's a lot of big games now to try and qualify for the tournament.
"This is the start of the preparation for us and hopefully we can get some good work done, get something out of the game and that will lead us forward going into the qualifiers."