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Kirby In Young Lions Action

14 February 2017

Eagles midfielder Nya Kirby helped England under-17s to second place in their Algarve Cup group ahead of Germany and the Netherlands over the past week.

The 17-year-old, who last week signed a professional deal with the Eagles, started for the Three Lions in their opener against the host nation in Parchal where he played 45 minutes in a 1-0 defeat, before once again being given the nod to start against Germany on Sunday in Albufeira where he came out on the winning side in a 3-2 thriller after featuring for 70 minutes.

The final game came against Holland on Tuesday afternoon where Steve Cooper’s boys won 1-0 to finish second in the group behind the Portuguese and set themselves up nicely ahead of some crucial European Championship qualifiers next month.

The Young Lions have been regulars in the annual Algarve Tournament over the years, which often sees an experimental squad involved as head coach Cooper assesses his options for the Elite Round of qualifying for the Euro 2017 finals.

Kirby will be hoping to be included in the travelling party that heads to Bosnia and Herzegovina in March for those games, which sees them pitted against the host nation, Czech Republic and Slovenia.

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