England train at stadiummk ahead of Finland game

Wednesday 13 Nov 2013
England Under-21s train at stadiummk ahead of their game with Finland.

England Under-21s made their final preparations for Thursday's Euro qualifier with Finland on Wednesday evening, when they trained at stadiummk in Milton Keynes.

Gareth Southgate's squad are aiming to extend their lead at the top of their group with three points against the Finns, who currently sit in third place in the table.

The Three Lions come into this game in high spirits after last month's impressive wins against San Marino and Lithuania and another good week of training at both St. George's Park and Watford's London Colney facility.

England v Finland

Euro qualifier
7.45pm Tue 14 November
stadiummk, MK Dons FC
Live on BT Sport

The squad were given an hour to train at the stadium, home of League One outfit MK Dons, as part of UEFA's official build-up to the game. 

And Dons boss Karl Robinson was there to see the full session along with his staff and a few of his squad members.

It was a mixed session for the England squad too, with more work on team-play and decision making done as well as plenty of practice for the goalkeepers, including Sheffield United stopper George Long.

Thursday's game is the first of two home qualifiers for England, with San Marino the visitors to Shrewsbury's Greenhous Meadow next Tuesday.

Watch our highlights of Wednesday's training session in the video player above.

By Nicholas Veevers