The Hawthorns gets England date

Last updated : 27 July 2009 By Site Editor

The Hawthorns has been announced as the host for England U20s home friendly against Montenegro on Tuesday 11th August (KO 7.45pm).  The fixture will be England’s first since their victory over Italy back in March.

The game will be used as preparation by head coach, Brian Eastick, as he prepares the young three-lions for the September FIFA Under-20s World Cup in Egypt.

"I think the venue is excellent,” said Eastick. 

“There will be a good playing surface and a nice environment at The Hawthorns.

"It will be nice if we can get a decent crowd there, too.

"We're training in the Birmingham area so it should be a worthwhile couple of days for us."