Will Keane joins Under-21s for training

Monday 11 Nov 2013
Will Keane heads at goal for England U19s against Montenegro.

Will Keane will be training with England Under-21s this week, as he continues his comeback from a long-term knee injury.

The Manchester United striker arrived at St. George’s Park with his twin brother and club-mate Michael on Sunday evening, after being invited to join the squad for training by Head Coach Gareth Southgate.

Keane suffered the injury on duty with England U19s in May 2012, when an awkward fall against Switzerland at Preston North End’s Deepdale led to a year-long absence.

But after completing his recovery, the 21-year-old is back in training and playing with United so Southgate felt it would be good for him to link up with his England team-mates on the training pitch again.

“I’ve invited Will along to join us for training this week and it’s great to see him back,” revealed Southgate.


“It's great to see Will back and we're more than happy to help.”

Gareth Southgate England U21s Head Coach

“He suffered the injury when he was playing for England last year, so I’d like him to feel that he’s in our thoughts.

“He’s back playing for United now, so if this can help him in his rehab and get re-acquainted with his England squad mates then we’re more than happy to help.”

It isn’t planned for Keane, who won the Euro Championship with England U17s in 2010, to feature in the games with Finland or San Marino this week.

The Stockport-born forward has already been capped at Under-21 level, after featuring under Stuart Pearce in 2011-12, as well as appearances at U16, U17 and U19 before that.

Tickets are still on sale for Thursday’s game with Finland in Milton Keynes and the match against San Marino in Shrewsbury on Tuesday 19 November.

By Nicholas Veevers Content Manager - FA Owned Channels