Best ever says Aidy, no kid­ding


AIDY BOOTHROYD reck­ons he is work­ing with his bestever Eng­land Un­der-21 squad.

The Young Lions face Latvia to­day look­ing to take a big step to­wards qual­i­fy­ing for next year’s Eu­ros in Italy and San Marino.

Boothroyd will be with­out Eng­land’s two best per­form­ers from their goal­less draw against Hol­land on Thurs­day af­ter Le­ices­ter duo Ben Chilwell and De­marai Gray were pro­moted to the se­niors.

But their ab­sence will give the U-21 boss a chance to hand some of his other young tal­ents a run-out.

Boothroyd said: “When I look at the squad, it is prob­a­bly the strong­est I have ever had, which is good in many ways.

“But it also gives you a bit of a prob­lem be­cause they all have a right to say ‘I should be in the team’, and I have to man­age that.”

Two more wins will guar­an­tee Group Four top spot for Eng­land, who are five points clear of the Dutch.

SO HANDY FOR AIDY Boothroyd happy with squad

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