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Young Lions announce squad for Proact fixture

5 October 2018

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England U21s head coach Aidy Boothroyd has named a 23-player squad for this month’s UEFA European U21 Championship qualifiers.

Harvey Barnes, Phil Foden and Reiss Nelson receive their first U21 call-ups for the matches.

The Young Lions are top of Group 4, needing just a point from their final two qualifiers to secure their place at next summer’s tournament in Italy and San Marino.

They first will host Andorra at the Proact Stadium on Thursday 11 October (7.45pm KO), with tickets still available for the match.

England will then travel north of the border to Edinburgh, where they face Scotland at Tynecastle Park on Tuesday 16 October (5.30pm KO) in what is the final qualifier of their campaign.

Boothroyd said: "We go into the game with Andorra knowing that we’re just one result away from qualification, and it’s an excellent position to be in so that’s great credit to everyone who has been in the squad since we started the campaign last September.

"Although one point from two games doesn’t sound very much, I won’t be satisfied until it’s done and we’ve put in a performance in that warrants the talent that we’ve got on the pitch.

"There will be one or two opportunities for players who haven’t played for the U21s yet, to show what they’re all about.

“I really believe our system is working to benefit all of our players at the moment and it all starts at the top, when you’ve got a manager like Gareth.

“He believes in youth, the system that we have and the way that we work so when the senior team get injuries, his first thought is to call me and look into the U21s squad. There’s never been a better time to be an England player.”

Tickets are still available for England v Andorra at the Proact, priced £10 for adults and £5 for concessions, and a family ticket (two adults and two children) is available at £20.

Tickets can be purchased online or in the Club Superstore. Group Bookings for 15 people or more (no age restrictions and bookable in advance only).

Charter Standard Clubs: Up to 15 complimentary tickets on proof of membership with any additional uptake at the group rate. Download booking form.

Schools: Up to 15 complimentary tickets with any additional uptake at the group rate. Download booking form.

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Goalkeepers: Angus Gunn (Southampton), Dean Henderson (Sheffield United, on loan from

Manchester United), Freddie Woodman (Newcastle United)

Defenders: Ben Chilwell (Leicester City), Jake Clarke-Salter (Vitesse Arnhem, on loan from

Chelsea), Dael Fry (Middlesbrough), Jonjoe Kenny (Everton), Ezri Konsa

(Brentford), Fikayo Tomori (Derby County, on loan from Chelsea), Kyle Walker-Peters

(Tottenham Hotspur), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Crystal Palace)

Midfielders: Harvey Barnes (West Bromwich Albion, on loan from Leicester City), Lewis

Cook (AFC Bournemouth), Tom Davies (Everton), Kieran Dowell (Everton), Josh Onomah

(Sheffield Wednesday, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur)

Forwards: Tammy Abraham (Aston Villa, on loan from Chelsea), Dominic Calvert-Lewin

(Everton), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Ademola Lookman (Everton), Reiss Nelson

(Hoffenheim, on loan from Arsenal), Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham), Dominic Solanke


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