Victorious Young Lions make return to club class

Saturday 13 Sep 2014
The England U18 team prior to their first match with Holland last week
After an impressive few days of international duty across a number of age groups, our Young Lions return to club football this weekend and here’s where you can find.

At all levels from U18s to 21s, England won seven matches and drew one, against on some occasions some of the game's traditional powerhouses.

Saido Berahino, who hit a brace for Gareth Southgate’s England Under-21 side in their 3-0 win over Moldova on Tuesday, will be looking to repeat his goalscoring exploits for West Brom when they entertain Everton at The Hawthorns this afternoon.

Harry Kane, who also got himself on the scoresheet in that match, could feature for Tottenham Hotspur as they make the trip to the north east to face Sunderland at The Stadium of Light.

Saido Berahino is congratulated by Jake Forster-Caskey

Saido Berahino is congratulated by Jake Forster-Caskey


Burnley could feature three members of Southgate’s squad in their line up when they travel to the capital to take on Crystal Palace. As well as last season’s top scorer Danny Ings, the Clarets could include deadline day loan signings Michael Keane and Nat Chalobah, who moved to the Turf Moor side from Manchester United and Chelsea respectively.

Liam Moore, a defender for Leicester City, will be looking to help the Foxes pick up their first three points of the season when they make the journey to Stoke City.

Away from the Premier League, there should be plenty of action for our U21s in the Championship.

Nathan Redmond will be hoping he can help Norwich City overcome Cardiff City in the Welsh capital, with Jake Forster-Caskey looking for a similar outcome for Brighton away at Brighton.

Two of Southgate’s youngsters go head-to-head on Sunday, as Nottingham Forest defender Jamaal Lascelles welcomes Will Hughes and his Derby County team-mates to The City Ground for a Midlands derby.

Moving back to this afternoon, and Middlesbrough may include Ben Gibson in their line-up for the trip to Huddersfield Town. Jamal Blackman may also be handed his debut after his loan move to The Riverside from Chelsea.

Bradley Fewster celebrates

Bradley Fewster celebrates against Germany


England U19 striker Bradley Fewster, who scored and missed a penalty for the Young Lions away at European Champions Germany on Monday, could also feature in the Reds’ squad.

Patrick Roberts, who played an hour for his country at that match in Oberhausen, will be hoping he gets the nod from his German boss Felix Magath for Fulham’s trip to Reading. Defender Joe Gomez's Charlton Athletic take on Watford.

Others from the U19s who could find themselves in first-team action this weekend include MK Dons midfielder Dele Alli (away to Barnsley) and Portsmouth defender Jack Whatmough (away to Southend United).

Winger Demarai Gray (Birmingham City) could also come up against England U18 midfielder Lewis Cook (Leeds United) after he helped Neil Dewsnip's Young Lions to consecutive victories over Holland last week, 3-1 and 4-1 respectively.

And after his headline-grabbing debut for Newcastle United against Crystal Palace a fortnight ago, followed up by his debut goal for England U20s in their 6-0 win over Romania last week, winger Rolando Aarons is likely to be handed another chance to impress as the Magpies travel to Southampton.

By Gary Stonehouse Staff Writer