Stephens and McQueen set for action

By SFC Media time Mon 27 Mar International
Photo by Matt Watson | McQueen & Stephens

Jack Stephens and Sam McQueen are set for international action today, as they look to stake a claim for a place in the England Under-21 squad for this summer’s European Championship finals.

The Young Lions are visiting Denmark for a friendly encounter, at 6pm BST, with the Saints duo keen to further impress coach Aidy Boothroyd.

Stephens played the full game in last week’s 1-0 friendly defeat away to Germany, while McQueen watched on from the bench.

Both will now be hoping to see some action in Randers this evening.

Ahead of the game, Stephens told TheFA.com: “We’ve got a few things to work on but there are definitely some positives.
“I think we can see that we’re not too far away from where we want to be.

“It [Germany] was a good test for us and good to find out where we are on the scale of things and what we’re going to face in the summer.

“They’re definitely one of the better sides we’ve played but we can take the positives and take it forward into the summer.”

Speaking about the finals, in Poland, Stephens added: “We’ve been very successful in the last two years so it would be nice to go over there and show what we’re about.

“We want to do better and we want to go over there and win it ideally.

“But we’ll take things one step at a time as we have done through the whole of qualification and like we did in Toulon.

“We took a lot of confidence from winning that tournament [last summer], because it was a long time since an England team had won it before we did."

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