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Kenny Swain Names Squad for Shield Decider

Swain is looking for a twelfth successive success in the Victory Shield.

Kenny Swain has called up five new players to his squad to face Scotland in next Thursday’s Victory Shield qualifier.

Chelsea pair Bradley Collins and Jay Da Silva, Sunderland youngster Daniel Pybus, MK Don’s Giorgio Rasulo and Tosin Adarabioyo of Manchester City will get their first taste of international football when they join the squad at St George’s Park.

Following wins against Northern Ireland and Wales earlier this year, Swain’s side will only  need to draw to secure their twelfth successive Victory Shield title.

Swain told thefa.com: “We have been lucky enough to put out 22 different starters in the two games so far and, as there are a few new players in the squad for this game, that number could increase.

“The Victory Shield is of massive value to us. It gives the players crucial experience of tournament football and it prepares them for next season, when the U17s will be involved in UEFA qualifiers.

“Over the last few years the number of players we have looked at has increased. We would usually look at around 30 players but in the last couple of years that number has been closer to 50 and that has to be a good thing.

“So it’s important we give as many players as possible game time in an England shirt and this competition allows us to do just that.”


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