England C manager Paul Fairclough has named an 18-man squad for the attractive friendly fixture against the Czech Republic Under 21 side, which will be played at Woking FC on Tuesday 19 November, kick-off 6.00pm.
Squad: Nathan McDonald ( GK -Braintree Town), James Belshaw (GK – Nuneaton Town, Jamie Turley (Forest Green Rovers), Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town), Fraser Franks (Welling United), Angus McDonald (Salisbury City), Danny Bradley (Alfreton Town), Michael Demetriou (Kidderminster Harriers) Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United), Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town), Luke Berry (Cambridge United), James Armson (Nuneaton Town), Keanu Marsh-Brown (Barnet), Daniel Gardner (FC Halifax Town), Andre Gray (Luton Town), Daniel Fitchett (Salisbury City), Joe Lolley (Kidderminster Harriers), Elliott Frear (Salisbury City FC).
Commenting on his selection Fairclough said:
“The fixture against the Czech Republic is yet another opportunity for our young internationals to experience European football at a high level.
Their national football team is currently ranked 25 in the FIFA Rankings. This fixture will feature the cream of the Czech Republic Under 21s and will expose our players to yet another style of play which can only enhance their experience.
The squad selected is a hybrid of the players who featured in the last two internationals against Bermuda and Latvia, coupled with some fresh faces who have forced their way into consideration due to their good club form.
Luke Berry, Angus McDonald, Eliot Frear, Dan Fitchett, James Belshaw, Dan Gardner and Joe Lolley will all be International debutantes. Luke berry has been called up on two occasions and sadly picked up injuries and could not be included. Hopefully, he will survive the rigors of the domestic league and gain his much deserved cap.
Former England C player of the year Jamie Turley makes a welcome return to the squad having missed the last two Internationals.
"This will be the second occasion I have been fortunate to lead the side at Woking. I have fond memories of the last occasion when a bumper crowd turned out to experience an emphatic victory against the Netherlands. This friendly fixture provides further preparation for our first competitive fixture in the International Challenge Trophy against Slovakia next May. The game with the Czechs promises to be a game for the purists with both teams being determined to get the ball down and play”
Entry to the game will be free.