Good to hear one positive amongst all the negativity surrounding Newcastle United at the moment, with young Newcastle star Paul Woolston going for Euro glory.
Last year Freddie Woodman helped England lift the Under 17 European Championships and Woolston is looking to repeat that next month.
The Newcastle United goalkeeper has been number one throughout England’s Under-17s’ qualifying campaign, starting in five of the six victories as they have qualified for the finals without dropping a point.
“Freddie was the hero in the final last year when it went to a penalty shoot-out and I wouldn’t mind repeating what he did, although hopefully we won’t need penalties this time.
“We are the holders so we are going to try and retain the trophy. It will be difficult but everybody in the team will be up for it.
“It’s a tough group, especially with Holland in there who beat us at the Algarve Tournament recently, but we’ll be keen to make up for that at the Euros.”
This year, the European Championships tournament has been expanded to include 16 teams and it will also act as a qualifier for the FIFA U17 World Cup in Chile, which will take place between October and November.
The finals are to be held in Buglaria and the UEFA European U17 Championship groups are:
Group A: Bulgaria, Croatia, Spain, Austria
Group B: Czech Republic, Slovenia, Belgium, Germany
Group C: Greece, Russia, Scotland, France
Group D: Republic of Ireland, Netherlands, Italy, England
May 7: England v Italy
May 10: England v Holland
May 13: England v Republic of Ireland