The Three Lions are looking for their second win of the Four Nations Tournament on Thursday night.
England C v Scotland,
Four Nations Tournament,
Colwyn Bay FC
7pm, Thursday 22 May 2008
The England C team return to action on Thursday evening when they face Scotland in their second game of the Four Nations Tournament.
Paul Fairclough’s team got off to a winning start on Tuesday when a single goal from Mitchell Cole was enough to see off a determined Gibraltar side, so if they can follow that up with another victory against the Scots then the title may be decided in the final game.
Scotland and hosts Wales shared a draw in their opening game so if the Three Lions can win on Thursday then they will give themselves a great chance of winning the Tournament.
“It’s always important to win your first game in the Tournament,” said Fairclough.
“We know that if we can win on Thursday now, then there is a chance that we can win the competition which is always our aim.
“It’s just a case of concentrating on the game now and getting the result.”
Fairclough has made changes to his team for the match too, after allowing the squad members who had been involved in Sunday’s Conference play-off between Exeter City and Cambridge United to rest.
“We will make changes and those lads who were rested on Tuesday will come back in,” he admitted.
“So we will be making use of the squad. We had a hard game against Gibraltar and they were really up for that game as it was their first match in the competition and we really had to work hard for that win.
“It was a really good result for the Scots against Wales too, so it should be set up for a decent game.”
In total, there are seven changes to the starting team from Tuesday and England will line-up as follows:-
England: Scott Tynan (Northwich Victoria), John Brayford (Burton Albion), Michael Morrison (Cambridge United), Wayne Hatswell (Cambridge United), Kevin Nicholson (Torquay United), Chris McPhee (Ebbsfleet United), John Martin (Stevenage Borough), Daniel Gleeson (Cambridge United), Dean Moxey (Exeter City), Shaun Harrad (Burton Albion), John Shaw (Halifax Town).
The full fixture list for the Four Nations Tournament is as follows:-
Tuesday 20 May 2008
Wales v Scotland – Belle Vue Park, Rhyl – Kick Off: 7pm
England v Gibraltar – Llanelian Road, Colwyn Bay – Kick Off: 7pm
Thursday 22 May 2008
Wales v Gibraltar – Belle Vue Park, Rhyl – Kick Off: 7pm
Scotland v England – Llanelian Road, Colwyn Bay – Kick Off: 7pm
Saturday 24 May 2008
England v Wales – Belle Vue Park, Rhyl – Kick Off: 2pm
Gibraltar v Scotland – Park Hall, Oswestry (TNS FC) – Kick Off: 2pm