England Under-21s will meet at St. George’s Park next week as they continue their preparations for the European Championship Finals.
Head coach Aidy Boothroyd has invited 28 players to the national football centre, where they will spend five days together training and focusing on the trip to Poland.
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The Young Lions have already had two shorter training camps in the last two weeks to cater for players in the group from the Championship, whose season finished a fortnight earlier than those in the Premier League.
And this get-together will give Boothroyd a chance to fully assess his options before naming his final 23-man squad for the trip to Poland ahead of the UEFA deadline on 6 June, with that group re-convening again at St. George’s Park between 7 and 10 June.
“We’re really looking forward to seeing everybody again and things will start to crank up a notch,” said Boothroyd.
“It’s good to get them all back in together, get re-focused and make sure we’re prepared properly for the Euros.
“We’ve got players at different stages, we have lads who have played 40-game seasons who will need a different sort of conditioning to the guys who have played nine or ten games.
“And we have players who have been coming off the bench and playing bit-parts for their teams and players who have played in different leagues as well, so we have a real mix in terms of fitness levels.”