ENGLAND under 17s manager Steve Cooper praised the support of the Burton Albion crowd, as the young Lions overcame Norway in their European Championship quarter final.
More than 5000 supporters were in attendance at the home of Burton Albion as Cooper’s side won 2-0 thanks to goals from Bobby Duncan and Xavier Amaechi.
The under 17s boss praised the support of the Burton public, and believes that playing in-front of good crowds is helping the development of his players.
He said: “We did not know that we were qualifying until a few days ago, we have had brilliant support from UEFA and the FA, but we are so thankful for the support of the public.
“One thing you don’t normally get in these tournaments is crowds, but we have played in front of between 5000 and 8000 people, which is really important to the boys’ development.
“Everything that we do, we want it to be as close to what it might look like in the future. For 5000 people to turn up on a Sunday afternoon, when there is Premier League football live on the television, is fantastic. We are really grateful, and we hope that they are happy with what they saw.”