England U20s squad tackle the crossbar challenge and there’s a familiar winner
As EnglandU20s prepare to move on to their official World Cup base in Turkey, the squad ended training on Tuesday with a bit of competitive fun.
All 21 members of the squad entered a crossbar challenge after their evening session.
With each player having three attempts at hitting the bar from the edge of the centre circle, Sam Johnstone got things underway by hitting the post with his first shot.
That was unfortunate for the Manchester United ‘keeper, but skipper Conor Coady set the standard with the first direct hit soon after.
But following his show of volleys in training earlier in the week, it was perhaps no surprise when James Ward-Prowse stepped up.
The Southampton midfielder clipped the bar on two of his three attempts to set a high standard for the rest.
Sheffield United ‘keeper George Long shaved the bar and Manchester United's Tom Thorpe then went on to clip the woodwork.
There were a few more close calls from the rest, but no-one could better Ward-Prowse’s tally.
And Ward-Prowse spoke to FATV straight after to reflect on a week which has seen him become something of a YouTube sensation.
He said: "A few of the lads just wanted to have a bit of fun after training and thankfully I won.
"So it was a good way to follow-up after the volleys.
"We've got a good balance at the moment, working really hard and having a bit of fun which is good.
"The gaffer really replicates that, he likes to get down and work hard but but we have a bit of fun and a laugh.
"So there's a good camaraderie and a really good atmosphere going in to the first game."
Watch highlights of the U20s crossbar challenge below.