Steve Cooper names Young Lions ahead of Euro clashes

Tuesday 15 Sep 2015
England Under-17s head coach Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper has named his Young Lions squad for the upcoming UEFA European Under-17s Championship qualifiers.

England will travel to Portugal next week to continue their preparations ahead of their opening First Round qualification match against San Marino on Tuesday 29 September.

They then face Armenia two days later before concluding their group with a clash against the host nation on Sunday 4 October.

U17s Euro Qualifiers

England v San Marino
Febres Sports Complex
2pm, Tuesday 29 September

England v Armenia
Municipal Stadium Carlos Duarte
2pm, Thursday 1 October

Portugal v England
Muncipal Servio Conceicao
4pm, Sunday 4 October

The top two in each group will progress to the Elite Round qualifiers in March, where the final spots for next summer’s showpiece in Azerbaijan will be determined.

Cooper's Young Lions began their campaign in August as they finished runners-up at The FA International Tournament. 

They tasted victory twice, defeating Italy 3-0 at AFC Telford and Turkey 2-1 at Walsall, before suffering a 7-3 defeat against the Portuguese at Burton Albion.

The England 18-man squad:

Jared Thompson (Chelsea), Nicholas Hayes (Ipswich Town)

Jordan Williams (Huddersfield), Trevoh Chalobah (Chelsea), Edward Francis (Manchester City), Tolaji Bola (Arsenal), Jaden Brown (Tottenham), Dujon Sterling (Chelsea)

Elliot Embleton (Sunderland), Andre Dozzell (Ipswich Town), Adam Lewis (Liverpool), Dennis Adeniran (Fulham)

Jonathan Leko (West Brom), Samuel Shashoua (Tottenham Hotspur), Niall Ennis (Wolves), Tyrese Campbell (Manchester City), Reiss Nelson (Arsenal), Mackenzie Heaney (Newcastle United)

By Gary Stonehouse Staff Writer