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Friday 28 September Updated Thursday 19 February

Turgott targets perfect record

Blair Turgott will go into England's Under-19s' European Championship qualifier with the Faroe Islands on Friday afternoon full of confidence following two impressive performances at domestic and international level.

Turgott was instrumental for the Young Lions on Wednesday evening, grabbing a goal and an assist in a 3-0 win over tournament hosts Estonia. That Man of the Match performance followed on from another eye-catching display for the Development Squad last, week, where Turgott grabbed the final goal in a 4-1 win over Arsenal.

With a tricky-looking tie against Ukraine, who beat the Faroe Islands 6-0 in their opening fixture, also on the horizon, Turgott is aiming to make sure the side have six points in the bag by beating the Faroe Islands.

"I joined up with the England Squad for their Euro qualifiers on Saturday so it was great to beat Arsenal 4-1 and leave on a high," he said. "It is good to link up with England again and hopefully we can follow up a good win with six points against the Faroe Islands and Ukraine."

With two goals in his last two games Turgott will no doubt be keen to carry on his rich goal scoring form, but he insisted that his goals are a reward for all eleven members of the team.

"It is always nice to score but the boys always help me out a lot. On Friday Paul McCallum played me in with a great pass which made it easy for me to finish.

"All the work done before in the build-up to my goal and throughout the course of the 90 minutes was fantastic, so credit has to go to all the boys not just those of us that scored."

Turgott's team-mate and close friend Raheem Sterling was recently called up to the England senior squad after establishing himself in the Barclays Premier League with Liverpool and Turgott hopes he can follow the same path.

"Raheem has already done exceptionally well this season by breaking into the first team and establishing himself in the Barclays Premier League.

"I was with him a couple of weeks ago when we played Germany before he was called into the senior squad and it is great to play with him, he is a very good player.

"He has shown, as has Rob Hall, that there is a route for the younger players to follow if they are prepared to work hard. That is what I will continue to do and hopefully I will get my chance to shine."

The 18-year-old also wished his West Ham United team-mates good luck as they prepare to face Norwich City at Rush Green on Friday evening,  where they will be hoping to build on the impressive display against Arsenal.

"Hopefully the lads will build on last week's win and get another three points in my absence. If not it just goes to show I am the missing piece," joked Turgott. "It was a great performance from the team againt Arsenal, we had a game plan and we executed it perfectly.

"We knew going into the game that Arsenal were unbeaten but we also knew that if we focused we could come away with a positive result. That's exactly what we did and that's exactly what they need to do on Friday against Norwich."

Kick off at Rush Green is at 7pm, with entry free to Season Ticket holders or £3 for Adults and £1 for Kids.

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