David Button has been named in a strong squad for an England U19s international in Bournemouth next month.
David Button has been named in a strong squad for an England U19s international in Bournemouth next month.Button is among 18 promising youngsters selected for the match against Poland at The Fitness First Stadium at Dean Court on Tuesday 6 February.
The friendly with Poland at Bournemouth is the first step in the preparation for the UEFA European U19 Championship Qualifiers in May, especially given the calibre of opponents that the Young Lions are set to face.
Holland, Russia and Czech Republic have been drawn alongside England and, while the games will be played in this country, Brian is expecting the group to be very competitive.
"To be perfectly honest it is a very difficult draw," coach Brian Eastick told TheFA.com.
"However, I am confident that if the players selected perform at their best both individually and collectively then there is no reason why we should not progress to the Finals in Austria next July.
"This would give some of our best young players in England the opportunity to test themselves against the very best countries in Europe, a great experience hopefully not to be missed."
Tickets are on sale now from the Ticket Hotline on 08700 340380. Advance tickets will be priced just £3 for adults (£5 on matchday) and £1 for under-16s and OAPs. Group discounts are available from TheFA.com
ENGLAND U19 SQUAD v POLAND
Jamie Annerson - Sheffield United
Giles Barnes - Derby County
Ryan Bertrand - Chelsea
David Button - Tottenham Hotspur
Mark Davies - Wolverhampton Wanderers
Hogan Ephraim - West Ham United
Adam Hammill - Liverpool
Danny Haynes - Ipswich Town
Seb Hines - Middlesbrough
Rossi Jarvis - Norwich City
Michael Johnson - Manchester City
Ray Jones - Queens Park Rangers
Mark Little - Wolverhampton Wanderers
Michael Mancienne - Chelsea (on loan to Queens Park Rangers)
Fabrice Muamba - Arsenal (on loan to Birmingham City)
Elliot Omozusi - Fulham
Robert Threlfall - Liverpool
James Vaughan - Everton