England U20s ready for testing tournament in Holland

Monday 29 Sep 2014
England U20s will face three games in five days in the Netherlands in October
England U20s will continue their campaign next week by taking on Germany, Turkey and the Netherlands in a four nation tournament in Heerenveen.

Aidy Boothroyd’s side play three games in five days in the tournament during October.

They start off against Germany, who won last season’s UEFA U19 Championship title, on Thursday 9 October at the Sportpark Skoatterwald.

Aidy Boothroyd enjoyed a 6-0 win over Romania in his first game in charge

It is then host nation Holland on Saturday 11 October at the same venue, before England finish their fixtures against Turkey on Monday 13 October.

After the last round of games, the final rankings of the competition will be determined before the squad head back home.

Boothroyd’s team began their campaign with an impressive victory against Romania in Telford during the last international break, smashing six goals at the New Bucks Head Stadium.

After a goal-less first half, England hit their stride as strikes from debutant Rolando Aarons of Newcastle United, Norwich City’s Josh Murphy, Aston Villa midfielder Callum Robinson (2), captain Lewis Baker of Chelsea and sub Kwame Thomas from Derby County left Boothroyd enthused after his first game in charge.

"I couldn’t have wished for a better start," said the former Watford and Coventry City chief. 

"I said at half time that we’ve got to be patient and we’ve got to keep going and banging at the door.

"I knew we had the players to score, but whilst it’s 1-0 it’s always a little bit sticky and you’ve got to be super-professional. And they were."

By Nicholas Veevers