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England Under 17s Progress to Elite Round

Peacock was pleased with his side’s progress.

England completed their Euro qualifiers with three wins from three games in Estonia.

John Peacock’s side defeated Northern Ireland 3-2 on Friday following wins against Wales and the hosts.

His side already secured progression earlier in the week but knew a win against the Ulstermen would guarantee them the top spot in the group.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek and a double from Bryn Morriss scored in Tallinn whilst Jamie McDonagh’s brace replied for the visitors.

The Elite Round draw takes place in Switzerland in December where England will find their opponents in the next step of their Euro qualification.

Peacock reflected on his side’s qualification to thefa.com: “We would have taken this outcome at the very start of the tournament and after three wins against tough opposition, we’re delighted with that.

“No game has been easy, they’ve all been difficult in different ways and I think we can be pleased with the results that we’ve got, but I know there’s room for improvement and the lads know that as well.

“It’s nice when you win, but also try to improve on what you’ve achieved going forward.”

Peacock was pleased with the way his players adapted and carried themselves both on and off the pitch.

“The lads have coped really well and have done themselves credit off the pitch, as well as the results,” said Peacock.

“We’ve had difficult conditions, especially in the last game when we had to switch to an artificial pitch because of the snow.

“We coped with all of that and came through it and now we look forward.”

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