Nigel And Anton In Under-21s Win

NIGEL Reo-Coker was back as captain and Anton Ferdinand also played the full 90 minutes as the England Under-21s ended their European Championship campaign with a 4-1 win over Poland at Hillsborough.

Carlton Cole opened the scoring with a deft chip after latching on to Gary O'Neil's pass and Jerome Thomas made it 2-0 with a sidefoot shot from the left.

Steven Taylor added a third when he bundled the ball home before Poland's Marcin Kikut scored a fine solo goal.

After the break, Pawel Strak was sent off before Taylor sealed the win.

England will now go into the qualifying play-offs to see which teams will go through to next summer's UEFA European Under-21 Championships.