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Millwall keeper Ryan Sandford named in England U17s squad

4 May 2016

Great honour as young Lions stopper heads for Euro Championship Finals

Millwall's promising young goalkeeper Ryan Sandford has been named in Steve Cooper's England U17s squad as they begin their European Championship Finals campaign in Azerbaijan this week.

Ryan, who penned his first professional contract with The Lions in March, is included in an 18-man group for the competition, with the young Lions kicking-off their Group C fixtures against Sweden on Friday 6th May.

They face France in their second game three days later before their final group game against Denmark on Thursday 12th May.

From there, the group winners and runners-up from each of the four groups will progress to the quarter finals and onwards.

The squad contains the majority of the players who have helped England to reach the last 16, successfully coming through two qualifying rounds and playing six games without defeat.

There is only one new face in the squad, with Everton defender Morgan Feeney earning his first England call-up for the competition.


The U17 Euro Finals has been a happy hunting ground for England in recent years, with the teams of 2010 and 2014 winning the title under John Peacock, as well as reaching the quarter final stage in Bulgaria 2015, the semi-finals in Serbia 2011, and the final in Belgium 2007.

The full squad is as follows: 

Goalkeepers: Jared Thompson (Chelsea), Ryan Sandford (Millwall)

Defenders: Trevoh Chalobah (Chelsea), Edward Francis (Manchester City), Tolaji Bola (Arsenal), Dujon Sterling (Chelsea), Jaden Brown (Tottenham Hotspur), Morgan Feeney (Everton)

Midfielders: Marcus McGuane (Arsenal), Andre Dozzell (Ipswich Town), Dennis Adeniran (Fulham), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham)

Forwards: Reiss Nelson (Arsenal), Ben Morris (Ipswich Town), Joshua Bohui (Brentford), Samuel Shashoua (Tottenham Hotspur), George Hirst (Sheffield Wednesday)

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