Confirmed: England under-21 line-up to play Germany

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Arsenal, Manchester United, Burnley, Derby County and more are all represented.

England under-21s: Bond, Jenkinson, Garbutt, Forster-Caskey, Stones, Gibson, Lingard, Ward-Prowse (c), Ings, Hughes, Redmond

Subs: Chambers, Bettinelli, Woodrow, Keane, Pritchard, Woodrow

England’s under-21 side take on Germany this evening looking to get one over on the old enemy.

Gareth Southgate’s team were superb as the defeated the Czech Republic in their last game and it’s important they press on and try to use that momentum to their advantage in this big game.

The strength of the Germany under-21 ranks has been very obvious in the recent past and England need to be at the top of their games to try and counter the quality in the ranks of their opponents.

This is a real chance for the youngsters on show to move forward and create momentum on an individual scale ahead of the return of the domestic action this weekend.

A good performance can put a spring in their step and give them a lift heading into the tense club football happening at the top and bottom of respective domestic leagues.

A good performance is also important for sending out a message ahead of the under-21 Euros this summer, with Germany one of the sides that will be expected to compete for that title.

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