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Lewis Leads England Bid

Academy striker looks to fire Three Lions into the final

17 January 2019

Clarets youngster Lewis Richardson is set to add to his England caps when he starts against host nation Turkey in a group decider in the Agean Cup today (Thursdsay).

The striker, a member of the Clarets’ Academy, is part of the England Under-16 squad playing in the eight-team tournament.

Richardson, 15, scored as a substitute as England beat Moldova 5-1 in their last game and will start against Turkey in Tire (kick-off 12 noon local time) with both sides boasting a 100 per cent record from their opening two games in Group A.

The group winners will go through to the final on Saturday, where they will face Russia or Spain, with the runners-up facing a third-place play-off.

England U16 Coach Kevin Betsy said: “Lewis came off the bench to score and did really well.

“All of your staff at Burnley should be really proud of the work you have done with him.”

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