England U17s assistant coach Mark Robson speaks to FATV ahead of Monday's game
England U17s v Russia U17s
UEFA European U17 Championship
Elite Qualifying Round
7pm, Monday 25 March 2013
Pirelli Stadium, Burton Albion FC
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England U17s face Russia on Monday evening in their second Elite Round qualifier at the Pirelli Stadium.
After beating Portugal in Saturday’s opener
, England know that a win on Monday will give them six points and put them in a good position to top the group and qualify for May’s Euro Finals.
And the squad have been joined by Mark Robson for this get-together, with the former Charlton Athletic youth boss acting as John Peacock’s assistant coach.
Speaking to FATV
, Robson admits it’s been an enjoyable week so far: "It's been great and a really good experience working with the younger players in the international set up.
"There's some real quality in there and it's something that we're all proud of.”
After two separate training sessions for the squad on Sunday, for those who did and didn’t play against Portugal, attention is now on the Russia game.
And Robson is hopeful the players will be ready for what promises to be a tough game at the Pirelli Stadium.
He added: “We’ve got the DVD of their game, so we’ll watch that and analyse it.
"We've got an idea of Russia and their players so anything we feel we can exploit in the Russian team, we'll pass that on to the players.
Watch the full interview with Mark in the video player below.