Date: 2nd September 2013 at 7:46pm
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England Under 21s are back at Portman Road for the first time since David Sheepshanks was chairman.

Gareth Southgate’s ypung guns take on Lithuania in a qualifier on October 15, with former Town striker Connor Wickham bound to be involved, barring injury.

England go to San Marino first before Lithuania’s first visit to Suffolk.

‘I’m really looking forward to this game,’ Southgate told the FA website.

‘Whenever we take our games all around the country, the reaction of supporters has been brilliant.

‘I think we’ll be seeing an exciting group of young players who people will look forward to going to watch.

‘It’s great news for us because I think we’ll get a very good crowd there, they’ll be very supportive.

‘They’ve got a crowd that are knowledgeable about their football too, so that will be a real lift for us as a team.’

We have had some great nights here with England, who can forget when David Beckham, Kieron Dyer et al played for the senior squad against Croatia, while Darren Bent and Darren Ambrose starred in the Under 19s win over Germany.

 

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