Jordan Spence will hope to enhance his prospects of appearing at this summer's UEFA European Under-19 Championship finals in Wednesday's friendly with the Czech Republic.
The 19-year-old defender, who is currently enjoying a successful loan spell at League One club Leyton Orient, is expected to start for Brian Eastick's side at the Banks's Stadium, Walsall ahead of England's vital Elite Qualifying Round games with Scotland, Slovakia and Bosnia in May.
Should England top their group, they will qualify for this summer's tournament, which will be hosted by Ukraine in late July.
England will be captained by Arsenal midfielder Henri Lansbury on Wednesday, a role Spence himself assumed on his Under-19 debut against Albania in October. Eastick's squad contains a host of recognisable names, with fellow Gunner Gavin Hoyte, Everton midfielders Daniel Gosling and Jack Rodwell, Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck and Aston Villa striker Nathan Delfouneso all expected to start.
The Under-19s will be looking to bounce back after being beaten 3-0 by Spain at AFC Bournemouth's Dean Court stadium in their most previous friendly outing on 10 February. However, the Czech Republic have also made it through to the Elite Qualifying Round, where they will take on Spain, Germany and Estonia, and will pose strong opposition for Eastick's youngsters.
Among the players at coach Ladislav Skorpil's disposal will be promising Glasgow Celtic defender Milan Misun. The remaining 17 members of the Czech Republic squad are all based in their homeland, with three players each being called-up from SK Sigma Olomouc and AC Sparta Prague.
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