Nigel And Anton In England Under-21 Squad

NIGEL Reo-Coker and Anton Ferdinand are again with the England Under-21 squad as Peter Taylor's men prepare for tonight's European Championship qualifier against Germany.

Nigel captained the Under-21s to a 4-0 win over Wales on Friday evening, while Anton also played the full 90 minutes. The pair are looking forward to the clash in Germany this evening, where both sides have already secured their place in the Play-offs and are level on 17 points in their group.

Nigel said: "The squad is high on confidence at the moment. We have a fantastic group of players, the best at this age group in English football, and we're determined to achieve our goal of finishing top of the group.

"It meant so much to me when Peter made me captain of the Under-21s. It's never something I thought that I could do.

"I never dreamed that I'd even be able to play for the Under-21s so to not only do that, but be made captain, is incredible and I thank God that I've been able to do both.

"I have to thank Peter Taylor because he's been fantastic for me and hopefully we can get a result in Germany this evening."