Middlesbrough striker delighted with England U19s success

Middlesbrough's Brad Fewster.
Middlesbrough's Brad Fewster.

MIDDLESBROUGH striker Brad Fewster said he was delighted to help England Under-19s progress to the final round of qualifying for a major tournament.

Sean O’Driscoll’s side made it three wins from three in their European Championship first qualifying round campaign with a 4-2 defeat of Belgium in Luxembourg.

The Boro striker - who was heavily linked with a loan move to Hartlepool United earlier in the season - bagged two goals against Belgium to cap a successful week.

England Under-19s had already advanced to the next stage thanks to victories over Belarus and Luxembourg.

Fewster said: “We showed we can score goals and that we can play teams off the park.”

His double against Belgium brought his goal tally up to four in three qualifiers – five in four U19s matches in all,

“I always aim to score in every game,” added Fewster.

“I actually set myself a target of scoring more goals than games I play, so I’m happy with four in three and five in four.

“But I’m a striker so it’s what I do.”

The successful week in Luxembourg means O’Driscoll’s side have comfortably qualified for the elite qualifying round next spring.

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