England U17s midfielder Ryan Ledson looks ahead to FA International Tournament
The FA International Tournament
England, Italy, Portugal, Turkey
28 August - 1 September 2013
The Pirelli Stadium, Burton & Loughborough Stadium
Tickets cost £1.50 for adults and £1 for U16s
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Ryan Ledson is looking forward to stepping out for England U17s when they face Portugal in their FA International Tournament opener on Wednesday night.
The Everton midfielder has moved up from the U16 squad this season as they prepare for their first challenge at this level in this annual four-team competition, which is taking place at the Pirelli Stadium in Burton and the Loughborough University Stadium.
And Ledson, who captained the U16 side in the Montagu Tournament earlier this year, believes this tournament will provide a good test for John Peacock’s side.
Ledson said: “It is a very good group this one . We’ve got a good team spirit and all the lads are buzzing for the games.
“It should be a good test, it’s the first time for me playing Portugal. A few of the other lads have played them and said they are a good outfit so it’ll be good to play them.
“We’ve played Turkey before in Montagu and they were a very strong side. As for Italy, they’ll always have a good side.”
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