Henri Lansbury should play a leading role again this evening for England as they look to continue their perfect start to UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying.
After wins at home against Azerbaijan and then, last Friday, away to Iceland, the Young Lions have travelled to Drammen to meet Norway for their toughest test yet. To complicate matters further, the match will be played on the Scandinavian nation's new 4G artificial surface at the home of top-flight side Stromsgodset.
Speaking to TheFA.com, England manager Stuart Pearce said he was looking forward to the game, which gets under way at 6pm UK time. The 20-year-old Lansbury has played in both qualifiers to date, and is set to feature again in a strong midfield also boasting Jack Rodwell and Jordan Henderson.
"They have some very good players and it'll be a tough test for us," Pearce said. "They've won both of their games on the road so far in the group so arguably they can say they are the best in the group. But we know that if we can get a good result he it'll put us in a strong position.
"It's very unforgiving this group and they are on home soil and will want to win it to back up two victories on the road. It's a tough game for us."