Shirebrook teenager ready for England
Football: Shirebrook's Mason Bennett is in the England U17 squad that kicks off their qualifiers against Portugal at Walsall's Banks's Stadium tomorrow.
It is the first in a trio of games hosted in the Midlands over the next week.
The Young Lions then face Russia two days later at Burton's Pirelli Stadium.
The final game against Slovenia is also in Burton on Thursday.
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The Young Lions are seeking a place in May's Euro Championship Finals in Slovakia.
With only one team from the four heading to the Finals, it's an important stage for England who include four under-age players in the squad.
Manager John Peacock has chosen to call on them for the Elite Round.
He said: "We are now getting to the crucial end of the season, which we have all been preparing for. The prize of reaching the UEFA U17 Finals is a significant one, with the top team here qualifying for what is a really important event in Slovakia."
Should England qualify for the finals, it will mean they have an opportunity to seal a spot in the FIFA U17 World Cup, which is held in UAE later this year.
Squad: Goalkeepers: Angus Gunn (Manchester City), Freddie Woodman (Newcastle United). Defenders: Josh Aina (Chelsea), Joseph Gomez (Charlton Athletic), Connor Ogilvie (Tottenham Hotspur), Ashley Smith-Brown (Manchester City) Ben O'Hanlon (Wolverhampton Wanderers). Midfielders: Bamidele Alli (MK Dons), Kean Bryan (Manchester City), Charlie Colkett (Chelsea), Bryn Morris (Middlesbrough), Ruben Loftus Cheek (Chelsea), Dan Crowley (Aston Villa). Attackers: Mason Bennett (Derby County), George Green (Everton), Alex Kiwomya (Chelsea), Jerome Sinclair (Liverpool).