Youngsters in England frame

Matthias Fanimo and Blair Turgott will hope to reprise their scoring roles when England take on Scotland in an Under-16 decider next Thursday.

The Academy prospects were each on target in the 2-0 win against Northern Ireland earlier this month that set up the Victory Shield showdown with the Scots in Edinburgh. The Young Lions need just a point on 26 November to make it nine consecutive triumphs in the annual home nations' tournament for the brightest young talents in the United Kingdom. England began the 2009 edition with a 1-0 win against Wales.

Young forwards Fanimo and Turgott are following in the footsteps of a long line of West Ham United players to appear in the competition including Trevor Brooking, Joe Cole, Glen Johnson, Jordan Spence and Robert Hall. The latter has moved up to the U17s while, earlier this week, fellow forwards Frank Nouble and Zavon Hines played for the U19s and U21s respectively.