Fanimo earns England call

West Ham United will again be represented when England Under-16s look to clinch the Victory Shield at home to Scotland on Friday night.

After young striker Robert Hall appeared in the first two matches of the round-robin competition - 6-0 and 1-0 wins away against Northern Ireland and Wales respectively - his club-mate Matthias Fanimo has been selected for the first time. The 14-year-old left sided attacker was a late call-up to replace Manchester United midfielder Ra'vel Morrison. England need only avoid defeat to claim the trophy.

The match, which will be broadcast live on Sky Sports, gets under way at the Sincil Bank home of Lincoln City at 7.40pm. England have won the last seven editions of the Victory Shield and Fanimo follows in the footsteps of a long line of homegrown Hammers to appear in the competition including Trevor Brooking, Joe Cole and Jordan Spence.