England U17 keepers win big praise

England U17 goalkeeper coach Tony Parkes says the squad's three shot-stoppers showed outstanding potential during their time away for last month's World Cup in South Korea.

Huddersfield keeper Alex Smithies, Middlesbrough's Jason Steele and Wes Foderingham of Fulham all impressed Parkes, who told theFA.com: "I think all three of the keepers I have with me would walk into any team in this tournament.

"As a group, the U17s is probably as strong as there is in any of the England youth teams. We have been very lucky."

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