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U19s squad named

Young Lions boss Paul Simpson picks his squad for trip to Czech Republic and Slovakia

Thursday 28 Sep 2017

England U19s will continue their preparations for November’s Euro qualifiers with a trip to Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Paul Simpson has named a 22-man squad for the double header, which starts against Czech Republic at SC Znojmo on Friday 6 October.

U19s Internationals
  • Czech Republic v England
  • 5pm, Friday 6 October, SC Znojmo FK
  • Slovakia v England
  • 4pm, Monday 9 October
  • NTC Senec, Slovakia

The Young Lions will then head across the border into Slovakia for a second match on Monday 9 October at NTC Senec.

After last season’s U19s won the Euro title, Simpson has been able to call upon six players who were part of that success in the shape of Chelsea quartet Trevoh Chalobah, Dujon Sterling, Reece James and Mason Mount, Nottingham Forest striker Ben Brereton and Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon.

There are also first U19 call-ups for Everton pair Morgan Feeney and Dennis Adeniran and Manchester City’s Sadou Diallo, who were all regulars for Neil Dewsnip’s U18s last term.

The U19s began their campaign with an impressive 7-1 win over Poland at St. George’s Park earlier this month before they suffered a 3-1 defeat against Germany in Mansfield.

Next month sees Simpson’s squad head to Bulgaria for the first qualifying round of this season’s Euro campaign, where the Young Lions will face their hosts, Faroe Islands and Iceland. Should they finish in the top two of that group, they will progress to the elite qualifying round next March which is the last hurdle before the Finals in Finland.

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By Nicholas Veevers