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Jacko back on duty

Posted on 29 May 2001  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Johnnie Jackson is in the running for his ninth cap as England Under-18s end their season with a friendly against Switzerland in Grenchen on Tuesday evening.

Our young midfielder, 18, is in the squad for the game and expected to start.

‘Jacko’ has enjoyed a fine season with both club and country but it was tinged with disappointment after the Under-18s failed to qualify for this summer’s European Championship after falling at the final hurdle in a play-off against Poland — the first leg of which was at the Lane back in March.

Boss Martin Hunter said: “This is a very good squad with some extremely promising players.

“Their record this season has been excellent — won six, drawn two, lost one — and we want to end on a winning note against a strong Switzerland team.

“We were very disappointed not to have qualified for the European Championships in Finland, especially as the home leg against Poland was our only defeats so far, but the progression of Defoe, Bothroyd and Pennant to the Under-21 squad shows that the development system is working and that this group has potential.”

England U18 squad: Britton (West Ham), Clarke (Everton), Davis (Man Utd), Henry (Stoke), Howarth (York), Jackson (Spurs), Jagielka (Sheff Utd), Kay (Barnsley), Keenan, Knight (both Chelsea), Logan (Ipswich), Myhill (Villa), Parnaby (Middlesborough), Reid (Rangers), Richards (Blackburn), Richardson (Leeds), Ricketts (Arsenal), Stewart (Leicester).