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England U21 boss Pearce doesn't fear Euros shootout

England U21 boss Stuart Pearce has no fears of a penalty shootout going into the second-leg of their Euros playoff in Serbia.

Pearce is only too aware of English football's notoriously poor record in shoot-outs at international level having missed a spot-kick himself in the 1990 World Cup semi-final.

He could see his current side involved in one on Tuesday night if they fail to sufficiently protect their 1-0 lead in the second leg of their European Championship qualifying play-off in Krusevac.

Pearce told "We're all ready for penalties as we normally are. We practise them after every training session. If he (Craig) is playing he'll be our penalty taker.

"No doubt some people were squirming around when a defender went up to take the penalty on Friday. But when you've seen Craig Dawson take penalties for the best part of a year and a half, and you've got all the stats on the board, the penalty order speaks for itself."

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