Dozzell and Morris could add to their England Under-17 caps tonight
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Ipswich Town academy duo Andre Dozzell and Ben Morris will both be looking to add to their England Under-17 caps this evening.
Dozzell, the 16-year-old son of former Blues midfielder and current academy coach Jason, played the full 90 minutes as Steve Cooper’s side beat Turkey 3-1 in the opening game of their Euro 2016 elite qualifying mini-tournament at Chesterfield’s Proact Stadium last Thursday. It was his fine through ball which led to England winning a spot-kick (see video).
He then scored the winner in a 1-0 win against Finland at Leek Town’s Harrison Park on Saturday, finishing off a slick passing move in the 33rd minute to claim his third England U17 goal in what was his 11th game at that level.
Striker Ben Morris came on as a second half sub in both games to take his number of Under-17 caps to five.
England now take on Ukraine in their final game at Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium tonight. The teams which finish top of their groups and the best second-placed sides will go through to the finals in Azerbaijan in May.
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Elsewhere, Blues loanee Ainsley Maitland-Niles was an unused sub for the England U19s in their second qualifying mini-tournament game in Spain, which ended 1-1.
Town defender Josh Yorwerth played the full 90 minutes as Wales’ U21s drew 0-0 with Bulgaria in Stara Zagora in a Euro 2017 qualifier. The 21-year-old centre-half, who is on loan at Crawley Town for the rest of the season, was winning his sixth cap. Keeper Michael Crowe, 20, was an unused sub and is still waiting to make his debut under former Town midfielder Geraint Williams ahead of tonight’s game against Romania in Medias.
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Town’s development squad keeper Jon Henly was an unused sub as Scotland lost 2-0 to France in Angers in a Euro 2017 qualifier. Henly has another chance to add to his one cap when the young Scots host Northern Ireland in another qualifier in Paisley tonight.