Norwich City wingers Nathan Redmond and Josh Murphy prepare for further England youth duty

06:30 17 November 2014

England U21 Manager Gareth Southgate (centre) talks with Nathan Redmond during training at St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent. Picture: Nick Potts/PA

England U21 Manager Gareth Southgate (centre) talks with Nathan Redmond during training at St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent. Picture: Nick Potts/PA

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Preparation for the European Under-21 Championships continue for England in France tonight – with defender Carl Jenkinson making it clear the Young Lions are full of confidence.

The Arsenal defender was on the scoresheet on Thursday night as England beat Portugal 3-1 in a friendly at Turf Moor, with Burnley striker Danny Ings scoring the other two on his home patch.

Norwich City winger Nathan Redmond took the man-of-the-match award after being involved in the creation of all three goals and could be in action again during tonight’s friendly in Brest.

And with Gareth Southgate’s side already having qualified for next summer’s tournament, in the Czech Republic, Jenkinson has high hopes that the current squad can be more successful than England’s poor efforts at the Euro U21 Finals in 2011 and 2013.

“We’ve got a fantastic team here and there is a lot of belief,” said Jenkinson, who has also represented Finland at U19 level due to his mother’s nationality, when speaking to

“There is a real togetherness and the spirit in the squad is something I haven’t experienced at international level before.

“That is a really positive sign and we are really confident that we can do well and obviously we don’t want to get carried away, but I think people will see from Thursday night that we’ve got a good chance in the summer.”

The U21s match against France kicks off at 8pm and is being broadcast live on BT Sport.

• Norwich City winger Josh Murphy could be in action for England U20s today, in a friendly against Portugal in Coimbra (2.30pm kick-off).

Murphy earned his second U20s cap on Wednesday night, playing the final 30 minutes of a 2-2 draw with Canada.

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  • I have to agree with the majority of posts on here that Redmond don't shine for Norwich City as he should.I would like the see the two Murphy twins take to the wings .It was only a few weeks ago that NA said that if a player is good enough it don't matter of his young age he will be in the team .It seem he has gone back on his word and loaned Jacob Murphy out.I remember CH doing this and also keeping faith in the same old mistake ridden defence of Turner , Martin. and Whittaker.Let them sit on the bench and make them work hard for the yellow shirt and bring in new blood. Young players who are hungry. It seem Scotland are not the team they were and are leaking goals.Whose playing? Martin and Whittaker! Its about time NA pulled these players out and brought in young players who are quick out of defence into attack.

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    Wednesday, November 19, 2014

  • Don't care where he plays for city but its about time he stepped up in a yellow shirt and showed us why he's supposedly worth 8 million!

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    Monday, November 17, 2014

  • Whose right?. Southgate or city supporters who want Redmond to play on the right.

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    Monday, November 17, 2014

  • Some excellent comments so far and if I were NA, I'd be on the phone to Gareth Southgate to find out how to get the best out of Redmond. He does appear to be improving, but some of his decision making is occasionally lacking I feel. I don't believe he has ever got an MotM award in yellow and green.

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    Mr Ed

    Monday, November 17, 2014

  • Redmond seems to be setting himself up for a serious money bid from the Premiership in January, especially if Norwich don't make a miraculous recovery in form by then!

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    Algarve Canary

    Monday, November 17, 2014

  • .....Southgate seems to be saying "If you want to play for me young man, this is what I want you to do!".....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Monday, November 17, 2014

  • Has Redmond received a MOM award in a City shirt yet?

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    A fine city

    Monday, November 17, 2014

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