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England U17s playing at Alfreton Town on Friday

Alfreton Town will host the England U17s team as they prepare for U17 Euro 2020 qualifiers with an international friendly against Denmark.

The Young Lions will play at the Impact Arena on Friday 15th November, kicking off at 7pm.

England have been on their travels so far this season, winning the Syrenka Cup in Poland in September before playing Germany and Spain in Pinatar last month.

Kevin Betsy, head coach of the England U17s, said: “We’re playing two strong teams who are doing well in their EURO qualification campaigns, they’ve beaten a lot of top nations at U16 and U17 year groups. 

“They have very good players, a good way of playing and are coached very well, so the challenges of that will be great for us. 

“It’s also an opportunity for us to look at some more players, assess the depth in our squad in a variety of positions and see how they perform and adapt to playing for England in international games.

“We look at the depth across the country, and across Europe, to make sure that the players who come in would fit in easily to all aspects of our work, understand the way we play and our environment so when they’re called upon, they’re ready as they can be. 

“It’s not necessarily about consistently picking the best group at a particular time, at this stage it’s about mapping out a final squad for this year’s Euros and giving players an opportunity for later on in the pathway.

“We’ve got some players with us from October, some from September and some from the U15 and U16 year, but we’re still looking at new players along with improving our togetherness as a group, intricacies in our style of play and being flexible with our formations.”

Tickets for the game are priced at £1 for children and concessions, and £5 for adults – they will be available at the stadium on match day.

The Young Lions will also face Czech Republic at Solihull Moors on Tuesday 19th November.