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England under-21s to play three matches at Molineux

England men’s under-21s are to return to Molineux three times during October and November as they face a trio of fixtures on home soil.

The Young Lions are in pole position to qualify for the 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship and will welcome Turkey, Andorra and Albania to Wolverhampton later this year.

Earlier this month, Aidy Boothroyd’s squad won 6-0 in Kosovo before a 2-1 victory away to Austria to stay on track for the next stage of the tournament with a 100 per cent record at the top of qualifying group 3 after six games.

After an away fixture in Andorra on 7th October, Molineux will host Turkey on 13th October before Andorra arrive in the Black Country on 13th November - both 7.30pm kick-offs. The group concludes with the visit of Albania to Molineux on 17th November (kick-off time TBC), with all three fixtures being broadcast live on BT Sport.

With fans not currently permitted in stadiums due to Covid-19 guidelines, the decision was taken to stage all the remaining three home qualifiers at Molineux, although trials are taking place across sport that could lead to supporters being able to return in the near future. The FA has committed to working with the Government and should the situation change then supporters will be notified.

Molineux has been a popular home for the Young Lions with the last under-21s fixture at the stadium coming in March 2018. Goals from Demarai Gray and Jake Clarke-Salter helped ensure a 2-1 victory over Romania.

The venue also hosted a 2-1 win against Croatia in the first-leg of a 2015 U21 Euro qualifying play-off in 2014 and a goalless draw against Poland in 2008.