England Under-19s squad named for home and away double

Wednesday 24 Aug 2016
Holland v England

England Under-19s begin their season next month with a home and away double-header against the Netherlands and Belgium.

New head coach Keith Downing takes charge of the group for the first time as they begin a campaign which will hopefully end at the Euro Finals in Georgia next July.

But first up is a game with the Dutch in Telford on Thursday 1 September and the Belgians in Brussels on Sunday 4 September, for which Downing has named a 23-man squad.

England v Netherlands

U19 International Match
12.30pm, Thursday 1 September 2016
New Buck's Head Stadium, AFC Telford United
Tickets £3 adults £1.50 concessions
Call 01952 640064 for tickets

The former West Bromwich Albion coach travelled as an assistant to U18s boss Neil Dewsnip with many of his new squad for two games against South Korea in May.

And a number of the players who have featured over the last two years as U17 and U18 players have been selected again.

There are a few new faces introduced though, with goalkeepers Will Mannion and Aynsely Pears of Hull City and Middlesbrough respectively receiving their first England call-ups.

And Chelsea forward Jacob Maddox is back in a Three Lions squad for the first time in nearly two years after previously being capped at U17 and U16 level.

With the first qualifying round for the Euros not taking place until November, the U19s will also play two fixtures in October to add to their preparations.

After travelling to Zagreb for a game with Croatia on Friday 7 October, the Young Lions will then face Bulgaria on home soil at Wycombe Wanderers’ Adams Park.

That game takes place on Monday 10 October and tickets cost just £3 for adults and £1.50 for children and OAPs. Group bookings for 15 or more people are available in advance with tickets costing 50p.

Contact the Wycombe Wanderers’ ticket office on 01494 441118 for more details.

The squad

Goalkeepers: Will Mannion (Hull City), Aynsley Pears (Middlesbrough), Aaron Ramsdale (Sheffield United)

Defenders: Trent Alexander Arnold (Liverpool), Trevoh Chalobah (Chelsea), Hayden Coulson (Middlesbrough), Jay DaSilva (Chelsea), Cameron Humphreys (Manchester City), Darnell Johnson (Leicester City), Dujon Sterling (Chelsea), Easah Suliman (Cheltenham Town, loan from Aston Villa)        

Midfielders: Tom Davies (Everton), Adetayo Edun (Fulham), Antony Evans (Everton), Sam Field (West Bromwich Albion), Nathan Holland (Everton), Herbie Kane (Liverpool)*

Forwards: Isaac Buckley-Ricketts (Manchester City), Andre Green (Aston Villa), Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Aston Villa), Jacob Maddox (Chelsea), Lukas Nmecha (Manchester City), Chris Willock (Arsenal)

* Withdrawn injured

Ticket Information

England v Netherlands, Thursday 1 September (12.30pm), AFC Telford United.  
Admission details: £3 for adults and £1.50 for U18s and Concessions
Disabled pay full price according to their age category with a carer going free
Group bookings for 15 people or more (no age restrictions and bookable in advance only) are 50p per ticket
Contact Telford United or call 01952 640064 for tickets

By Nicholas Veevers