West Ham goalkeeper Trott features for Young Lions

Nathan Trott


Nathan Trott made his sixth appearance for England U20s in the Young Lions 1-1 draw with the Czech Republic on Monday.

The West Ham United goalkeeper started and played the first 80 minutes for Paul Simpson’s side in Budejovice.

Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah put England in front to cap a dominant first-half performance. The Czechs fought back strongly after the break they found an equaliser in controversial fashion with less than ten minutes remaining as Dominik Janosek’s corner was diverted onto the bar and in, despite the visitors claiming the ball had not crossed the line.

The 19-year-old stopper, who travelled with the first-team squad to Switzerland and Austria in pre-season, has been a regular starter for the Hammers U23s this term, featuring six times in Premier League 2 Division 1 and once in the Checkatrade Trophy.

Trott will hope to celebrate his 20th birthday by earning a seventh U20 cap when England host Germany in their final friendly fixture of 2018 on 21 November.

Elsewhere, youth-team captain Ajibola Alese was on the substitutes’ bench as England U18 drew 2-2 with their Czech counterparts at St George’s Park.