England U17s are looking to reach the UEFA European U17 Championship finals.
UEFA European U17 Championship
Elite Qualifying Round
Hungary, England, Portugal, Serbia
25-30 March 2009
England U17s travel to Hungary later this month as they bid to claim a spot in the UEFA European U17 Championship finals which take place later this year.
John Peacock's side know that they need to finish as the top team in their group of four if they are to reach the last eight of the competition which will be held in Germany in May.
They face opposition from the hosts, Portugal and Serbia over five days and all four teams are sure to be fiercely competitive in the hunt for a place in the finals.
The Young Lions will face Portugal in their first game, before taking on Serbia two days later and then closing the competition against Hungary in what is sure to be a red hot atmosphere.
Peacock has named a squad with plenty of experience, as many of the players have been involved in the Nationwide U17 Tournament in England last summer and then the Algarve Tournament in February.
Benik Afobe, Josh McEachran and Louis Laing have also been included in the 18-man squad after impressing with the U16s earlier this season.The Squad
(Arsenal), Lateef Elford-Alliyu
(West Bromwich Albion), Jose Baxter
(Everton), John Bostock
(Tottenham Hotspur), Luke Garbutt
(Leeds United), Gary Gardner
(Aston Villa), James Hurst
(Portsmouth), Thomas Ince
(Liverpool), Sam Johnstone
(Manchester United), Louis Laing
(Sunderland), Josh McEachran
(Chelsea), Eddie Oshodi
(Watford), Tom Parkes
(Leicester City), Jonjo Shelvey
(Charlton Athletic), Jed Steer
(Norwich City), Ryan Tunnicliffe
(Manchester United), Jacob Walcott
(Reading), Jack Wilshere