Neville to join up with U21s
Friday, 24 February, 2012
Everton captain invited into U21s set-up ahead of Belgium clash.
Everton captain Phil Neville has been invited by The FA to join up with the England Under-21s squad ahead of next Wednesday's Euro 2013 Qualifier against Belgium at Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium.
Coach Brian Eastick is stepping in to look after the team while Stuart Pearce and his assistant Steve Wigley are with the Senior Team for the meeting with Holland at Wembley.
35-year-old Neville played seven times for the Under-21s while at Manchester United, as well as winning 59 full-England caps, and will back up Eastick and John Peacock as he looks to gain experience on his own coaching pathway.
Neville, a UEFA B Licence holder, has been given permission by Everton to spend three days with the Young Lions squad as they prepare for an important top-of-the-table clash with a place in the Euro 2013 Finals their main aim.
Tickets for England's meeting with Belgium on Wednesday 29 February 2012 (6pm ko) are still on sale priced at £10 for adults or £5 for concessions.
Call 0844 499 1234, buy online at www.mfc.co.uk or in person at the Riverside ticket office.