Small-sided shooting, 'keeper practice and keep ball

Tuesday 04 Mar 2014
Wilf Zaha fends off Tom Carroll and Patrick Bamford in training

England Under-21s were back out on the training pitch on Tuesday morning as they make their final preparations for the game with Wales.

Gareth Southgate's squad are at St. George's Park as they get ready for what is their last home match of the qualifying group against Geraint Williams' Welsh outfit.

With this only being a short meet-up since Sunday evening, Southgate and his staff have only had a limited amount of time to work with the players on the training pitch.


England U21s v Wales U21s

UEFA Euro Qualifier
6pm, Wednesday 5 March 2014
iPro Stadium, Derby County



But after weighing up the different conditions of the players in the squad for a structured session on Monday, Tuesday was the first opportunity to get everyone together on the pitch.

And after a light warm-up for both outfield players and 'keepers, the squad worked intensely with a competitive, small-sided, one-touch game which produced a number of shots and goals.

Watched on from the sidelines by coaching students from The FA Advanced Youth Award course, along with the technical staff from the Croatian U18s group, the squad then enjoyed a mixture of set-piece and shooting practice to end the session.

You can watch video highlights of Tuesday's training session in the media player above.

Tickets for Wednesday's game are priced at £10 for adults and £5 for concessions and can be bought at the iPro Stadium on the night.

By Nicholas Veevers Content Manager - FA Owned Channels St. George's Park