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Poland and Portugal for England U20s this month, as Keith Downing names squad

Thursday 15 Mar 2018
The U20s have enjoyed wins over the likes of Netherlands, Italy and Czech Republic so far this season

England U20s have two games in March with a trip to Poland and then a clash with Portugal in Manchester.

Head coach Keith Downing has picked an 18-man squad for the double-header which starts in Bielsku-Bialej on Thursday 22 March, with that game kicking-off at 5pm.

They will then head back to home soil for the match with Portugal at Manchester City’s Academy Stadium at 7pm on Tuesday 27 March.

That game will see an international homecoming for two members of Downing’s squad with City pair Lukas Nmecha and Isaac Bradley-Ricketts both named in the group.

There’s also a first England call-up for Crystal Palace’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who has caught the eye in recent weeks for his performances with the Eagles.

The U20s line-up to face Czech Republic at St. George's Park last October

Southampton winger Josh Sims is also back in an England squad for the first time this season, having previously won caps at U17, U18 and U20 level.

Tickets for the game with Portugal are on sale now, priced at £3 for adults and £1.50 for concessions with further discount available for group bookings using the forms below.

The Squad

Goalkeepers
Aynsley Pears - Middlesbrough**
Nathan Trott - West Ham United

Defenders
Callum Brittain - MK Dons
Darnell Johnson - Leicester City
Ezri Konsa - Charlton Athletic
Lloyd Kelly - Bristol City
Easah Suliman - Grimsby Town (loan from Aston Villa)
Aaron Wan-Bissaka - Crystal Palace

Midfielders
Harvey Barnes - Leicester City
Isaac Buckley-Ricketts - Oxford United (loan from Manchester City)
Josh Dasilva - Arsenal
Tayo Edun - Fulham
Ronaldo Vieira - Leeds United^

Forwards
Keinan Davis - Aston Villa
Marcus Edwards - Norwich City (loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Aston Villa) *
Josh Sims - Southampton
Chris Willock - Benfica

* Replaces Lukas Nmecha (Manchester City)
** Replaces Will Huffer (Leeds United)
^ Replaces Sam Field (WBA)

By Nicholas Veevers