Under-21 boss Gareth Southgate is impressed by his new assistant Steve Holland
England v Moldova
UEFA European Under-21 Championship 2013-15
Qualifying Group One
7.45pm, Thursday 5 September 2013
The Madejski Stadium, Reading FC
Live on BT Sport
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Gareth Southgate has paid tribute to his assistant coach Steve Holland, with the Chelsea man impressing the England Under-21 squad this week.
Holland was appointed by Southgate last week, ahead of his first meet-up with the squad for the Euro Qualifiers with Moldova and Finland.
And his work with the players has left a good impression on all involved so far as the squad train at St. George’s Park before moving south to Reading for Thursday’s game.
Southgate revealed: “He’s been terrific and we’re very fortunate to have someone of Steve’s experience and pedigree.
“He’s been involved at every level of the game and now the very highest level after five or six years at Chelsea.
“We’re very grateful to Chelsea for letting us have him and I’m delighted to have him alongside me.
“He’ll have a big impact on everybody.”
After meeting up on Sunday, the squad head to Berkshire on Wednesday afternoon to finalise preparations for Thursday’s game.
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