Second-string England side impress in goalless draw against Germany

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Dier, 23, wore the captain's armband in the worldwide friendly clash that finished 0-0 at Wembley, and although it was a goalless game, it definitely gave some encouragement ahead of the World Cup in Russian Federation next summer as Gareth Southgate was forced to field a second-string side.

The England midfield has often been accused of lacking the creativity to unlock the opposition but with fitness concerns over Jack Wilshere and his failure to secure a regular place in the Arsenal team, Southgate could have finally found the answer to that problem.

"I certainly learnt a lot in this game so it (was) a good night".

He beamed: "I'm really not surprised by what [the young players] have done because they've shown that previously in other ages and this week in training".

Liverpool striker Solanke opened the scoring in Kiev, continuing the fine worldwide form that saw him win the Golden Ball as England lifted the Under-20 World Cup in the summer. "But I'm really happy, it was a tough game against a good Germany side and it was a very tactical game". "For me, it was a real positive tonight". "He can be really pleased with his performance".

Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Solanke and Demarai Gray are three attackers reportedly being considered for call-ups to add to the England senior team's options in the final third.

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That process could take months, during which time, the three players will remain at the Hangzhou hotel. LiAngelo Ball , a freshman, is the middle child of LaVar and Tina Ball. "He'll be fine.

Stoke City's Butland was one of seven players to pull out of Southgate's initial 25-man selection ahead of the clash with Die Mannschaft, and the ex-Middlesbrough boss has confirmed he will call in replacement from the under-21s.

"Then we'll have a look and we'll just assess what's required".

Ruben Loftus-Cheek admits he had a "vision" in the summer to leave Chelsea in order to speed up his career, a move which has seen him earn an England call-up.

"I was a little bit disappointed with Rose".

He said: "Loftus-Cheek is a player I've watched do that since U16 level, and despite his size and appearance and the way he plays, he's not hugely confident at times".