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England duo on Finland clash

13 November 2013

England Under-21 duo Luke Shaw and James Ward-Prowse are both keen to make an impact in tomorrow’s clash with Finland at stadiummk.

The Southampton duo have been in excellent form for their parent club this season, helping the Saints make a blistering start to 2013/14.

The Hampshire side head into this weekend’s international break in third place in the Premier League, a start which, in-part, has been down to the form of Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Jay Rodriguez, who all earned call-ups to the England senior side last week, the latter two for the first time.

And Shaw and Ward-Prowse, who have also made telling contributions this season, are hoping to follow in the footsteps of their teammates and will be looking to catch the eye of England manager Roy Hodgson tomorrow evening.

“I think there’s a few in the Under-21s who could move up into the seniors and if they keep working hard at their clubs, they’ve got a very good chance,” admitted Shaw to TheFA.com.

“But my focus is just on my football with my club and helping the Under-21s to qualify for the Euros.”  

Ward-Prowse agrees: “I’m just concentrating on what I do day in-day out at the club and making sure I can contribute to Southampton, and if that goes well, then hopefully we can both be recognised.

“Roy Hodgson has put a lot of faith in youngsters so there are chances there, but we have to go out and perform for our clubs and if you can do that, you will get recognised.

“It’s great at the moment if you look at the potential and the quality in the Under-21s squad. We have got players who are playing week in and week out in the Premier League right now.

“Myself, Luke, Ravel Morrison and Nathan Redmond, we’re in and around one of the top leagues in the world and can only get better so I think in the next few years we can really contribute to English football.”

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