Villa hero Ehiogu hopes England players can take advantage of U20 World Cup experience

Former Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu hopes England's players can take advantage of the experience of the U20 World Cup. Ehiogu is part of coach Peter Taylor's staff in Turkey.

Former Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu hopes England's players can take advantage of the experience of the U20 World Cup.

Ehiogu is part of coach Peter Taylor's staff in Turkey.

He told The Independent: "We are trying to give young players that experience so that they will one day be ready for the first team. It is a lot harder to get into the first team [of top club sides] and you can see that from a lot of experiences and a lot of examples, like Josh McEachran [at Chelsea] and Scott Sinclair [at Manchester City].

"It's a tough one. It comes down to managers being given on average 14-15 months in the job. No-one is looking at the long-term. It is immediate and results-based."

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