Men's Under 21s
Men's Under 21s

England U21s squad meet local schoolchildren in Bristol ahead of game at Ashton Gate

Tuesday 19 Mar 2019
Hamza Choudhury leads his squad mates along the line of adoring schoolchildren

England U21s kicked-off their preparations for this month's games with a training session in Bristol.

The Young Lions host Poland in the city on Thursday evening, at Bristol City's Ashton Gate home.

And Aidy Boothroyd's squad certainly helped muster some extra support in the south-west when they met local youngsters from a collection of schools.

Pupils from Parson Street primary school, Greenfield E-ACT Academy, Ilminster Avenue E-ACT Academy and St Peter's Church of England primary school were all at the session to see some of England's best young talent put through their paces.

See some of our photos from the session below.

Tickets for Thursday's game at Ashton Gate are still on sale.

U21s boss Aidy Boothroyd leads his squad's training session in Bristol

Demarai Gray clips a cross past Kyle Walker-Peters
The local youngsters enjoy watching Monday's session
The Young Lions squad were in good spirits as they prepare for the first games of 2019
U21s and Manchester City's Phil Foden meets a young fan after the session
By Nicholas Veevers