Paul Fairclough has announced his squad for the upcoming friendly against Jordan’s U23 squad. The game is the final match before the International Challenge Trophy kicks off against Slovakia in May. Jordan’s senior side are currently ranked 65th in the FIFA World Rankings, so their under-23’s are sure to give Fairclough’s Three Lions a stern test.
Forest Green Rovers and Luton Town lead the way, with both clubs having two representatives in the sixteen man squad. Last time out, England came back from two down to claim a fantastic 2-2 draw with Czech Republic U21 at Woking’s Kingfield Stadium. Fraser Franks scored with four minutes to go, and James Norwood equalised in the fifth minute of stoppage time to claim the memorable draw. Norwood now has four goals in three caps, and will be confident of adding to that tally in Amman.
The full squad is as follows:
Daniel Lloyd-Weston (Hereford United)
Andrew Coughlin (Wrexham)
Jamie Turley (Forest Green Rovers)
Fraser Franks (Luton Town)
Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town)
Jack Holland (Bromley)
Michael Demetriou (Kidderminster Harriers)
Matthew Pearson (FC Halifax Town)
James Armson (Nuneaton Town FC)
Luke Berry (Cambridge United)
Jake Gallagher (Welling United)
Keanu Marsh-Brown (Barnet)
Elliott Frear (Salisbury City)
Jake Hyde (Barnet)
Andre Gray (Luton Town)
James Norwood (Forest Green Rovers)
The squad will fly out to Jordan on Sunday, March 2nd, with the game taking place on Tuesday, March 4th.