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Dozzell plays 80 minutes in England Under 20s debut in Czech Republic

PUBLISHED: 10:34 16 October 2018 | UPDATED: 10:47 16 October 2018

Andre Dozzell made his England Under 20s debut last night. Picture: PA

Andre Dozzell made his England Under 20s debut last night. Picture: PA

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Andre Dozzell played 80 minutes as he made his England Under 20s debut in the Czech Republic last night.

Andre Dozzell made his England Under 20s debut last night.  Picture: STEVE WALLERAndre Dozzell made his England Under 20s debut last night. Picture: STEVE WALLER

The teenage midfielder, who returned to the Ipswich Town first team in the two games prior to the international break, was called into the Under 20 squad for training but subsequently replaced Trevoh Chalobah after his Ipswich Town team-mate suffered a minor injury.

He started in the Elite League game in Budejovice and played 80 minutes in midfield, before being withdrawn in a game which ended 1-1.

Chalobah was an unused substitute in the Young Lions 2-1 defeat by Italy last week, while Flynn Downes has also been training with the squad during the international break.

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Kieron Dyer, who leads Ipswich Town’s Under 18s alongside Adem Atay, was part of the England coaching set-up for the week and was impressed with what he saw.

“I’m telling you there are some special players in that group, some absolute gems,” Dyer said. “I won’t mention names but, wow, I was blown away by the quality of the training. The biggest compliment I can pay Andre and Flynn is that they didn’t look out of place at all.”

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Young midfielder Idris El Mizouni was also in international action yesterday as he made his debut for the Tunisia Under 23 side as they were beaten 2-0 by Italy in Vicenza. The squad is pointed towards the Olympic football tournament.

El Mizouni, born in France but qualified for Tunisia through his father, has broken into the Blues’ Under 23 side this season and has performed well.

Cole Skuse agrees that his team mate and good friend Luke Chambers has probably taken on too much responsibility as Ipswich Town captain.

Shrewsbury Town chief executive Brian Caldwell has ruled out Paul Hurst returning to the club following his recent sacking by Ipswich Town.

More than 500 tickets have been donated for Ipswich Town’s home game against West Brom next Friday evening after one small act of kindness gained online momentum.

Toto Nsiala may currently find himself on the fringes of the Ipswich Town first-team but the central defender continues to make an impact off the field each and every week.

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Andre Dozzell has revealed his frustration as his return to action stalled earlier in the season but the teenager is now hungry for minutes on the field after returning to the first-team picture.

In past columns I have talked about a divide between athletes that earn large amounts of money, and those that do not, and how there is a movement in Ipswich to bring this sporting diversity together.

ANDY WARREN spoke to Ipswich Town No.2 Stuart Taylor about his journey from cleaning Paul Lambert’s boots at St Mirren to assisting him at Portman Road.

Striker Kayden Jackson scored a hat-trick as Ipswich Town defeated QPR 5-1 in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Playford Road this afternoon.

Trevoh Chalobah has been training with the full England squad today ahead of the Three Lions’ clash with the United States tomorrow night.

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