Tomka and Sears ready

James Tomkins and Freddie Sears will be in action on Monday morning as England look to make it to the European Under-19 Championship finals this July.

The Young Lions are in Belarus for a four-nation Group 1 mini-tournament, one of seven sections, that will see the winners head to the Czech Republic later this summer for the eight-team final round. England are up against Poland first in Borisov at 12.30pm local time (10.30am London time) on Monday before meeting Serbia in the same venue on Wednesday at 12.30pm. The qualifying campaign will end against Belarus in the capital Minsk at 3pm this Saturday.

Tipped as's key players to watch, Tomkins, 19, and Sears, 18, have both featured for Brian Eastick's side in recent months although the former is the only certain starter - having forged a formidable partnership with Aston Villa centre-back Ciaran Clark at the heart of the defence. Sears has twice come off the bench for his country but has caught the eye of the coach and could prove pivotal in what is expected to be a tight qualifying group where chances will be few and far between.

The homegrown striker said: "I am really proud to play for my country and it is great to be involved. It will finish off a great season for me. Me and Tomka are going to be doing our best to get to the finals. We will do our best to represent the club." Should England get through, then the final tournament will take place between 14 and 26 July, and the already qualified host nation Czech Republic could also include West Ham United goalkeeper Marek Stech in their lineup. As ever, will be the place to be for all the action and reaction.