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Honour for Danny

Posted on 29 March 2011  - 12:00

Danny Rose captained England U21 during the closing stages of Monday night's friendly with Iceland at Deepdale, Preston.

Honour for Danny

Danny Rose captained England U21 during the closing stages of Monday night’s friendly with Iceland at Deepdale, Preston.

The midfielder played 90 minutes of the 2-1 defeat – his 16th cap at this level – and was joined in the starting lineup by fellow Spur Kyle Naughton.

The night started well for Danny and the Young Lions as it was the Yorkshireman’s fine through-ball that released Nathan Delfouneso to open the scoring after 13 minutes.

But the visitors hit back with goals either side of half-time to give Stuart Pearce’s men their third defeat in four friendlies since qualifying for the summer’s European Championships.

However, it was a proud end to the night for Danny, who took on the skipper’s armband from Chelsea’s Ryan Bertrand, who was substituted on 74 minutes.