Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill says he can see his England U21 stars maturing as a group in the coming years.
"This is the Barclays English Premier League," O'Neill said. "We've got a lot of young lads who know each other and, more importantly, have very decent talent. If there were good-quality players from abroad available, I wouldn't have a major problem with that, but I am happy to have an English core for the English Premiership. The idea at the football club is that these players could gel together and, because of the age they're at, eventually peak together."