England U21s in training ahead of Switzerland qualifier

Thursday 24 Mar 2016
England U21s players in training on Thursday morning

England Under-21s limbered up for Saturday's qualifying clash in Switzerland with a varied and dynamic training session at St. George's Park on Thursday morning. 

Gareth Southgate was assisted by Chelsea's Steve Holland, former Real Madrid and PSG coach Paul Clement and goalkeeping coach Martin Thomas throughout the session – and rain and wind did little to deter the players.

Switzerland v England

UEFA European U21s Championship
Qualifying Group 9
Arena Thun, Switzerland
6pm (GMT) 27 March 2016
Live on BT Sport 1

The squad started with a lively tactical session before working on possession plays and then finished off with shooting and free-kick practice.

The Young Lions travel to equal second-placed Switzerland on Friday, before taking on the hosts in their fifth of eight qualification games – with the target of adding to their three-point lead at the top of Group 9.

Watch England U21s in training at St. George's Park


By James Callow Content manager At St. George's Park