England U20s squad named for Canada and Portugal

Thursday 06 Nov 2014
Aidy Boothroyd is preparing for a double-header with Canada and Portugal this month
England U20s head coach Aidy Boothroyd has selected a 22-man squad for their games next week against Canada and Portugal.

The Young Lions are in action next Wednesday when they face Canada at AFC Bournemouth’s Goldsands Stadium.

England v Canada 

International U20 Match
7.30pm, Wednesday 12 November 2014
Goldsands Stadium, Bournemouth
Call 0844 576 1910 (option 1) for tickets

And home fans could have the chance to see one of their own in action for England on his home patch, as Cherries defender Baily Cargill is called up for the first time.

Captain Lewis Baker is back in Boothroyd's group after working with Gareth Southgate's squad for their Euro play-off win against Croatia last month.

There is also a return to the squad for Newcastle United winger Rolando Aarons who scored on his England debut against Romania in September but missed last month’s trip to the Netherlands.

Manchester United striker James Wilson is also back in the squad and will be hoping for his first international appearance of this campaign.

Following the match in Bournemouth, the squad head to Coimbra for a match against Portugal on Monday 17 November.

The majority of the squad who travelled to the Netherlands for last month’s Four Nations Tournament are included, as Boothroyd aims to build on the success of that trip.

England enjoyed a successful three games in Holland last month

England beat Germany and Holland in their first two games in Heerenveen before drawing with Turkey to win the competition.

That followed on from Boothroyd’s first game in charge, which ended in a 6-0 victory over Romania in Telford.

The squad

Goalkeepers: Christy Pym (Exeter City), Christian Walton (Brighton & Hove Albion), Joe Wildsmith (Sheffield Wednesday).

Defenders: Dominic Ball (Tottenham Hotspur), Kortney Hause (Gillingham, loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers), Lloyd Jones (Liverpool), Shay Facey (Manchester City), Matt Targett (Southampton), Baily Cargill (AFC Bournemouth).

Midfielders: Paul Digby (Barnsley), John Swift (Rotherham United, loan from Chelsea), Josh Harrop (Manchester United), Harrison Reed (Southampton), Lewis Baker (Chelsea), Matty Grimes (Exeter City).

Forward: Jordon Ibe (Derby County, loan from Liverpool), Josh Murphy (Norwich City), Rolando Aarons (Newcastle United), Kwame Thomas (Derby County), Chuba Akpom (Arsenal), James Wilson (Manchester United).

Tickets for the game at the Goldsands Stadium cost just £3 for adults and £1 for U16s. Call 0844 576 1910 (option 1) or e-mail tickets@afcb.co.uk for more details.


By Nicholas Veevers