Taylor names League squad
By Andrew Scurr
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Football League has announced its squad for the game with their Italian counterparts.Peter Taylor has announced his Football League Under-21 squad for the match with their Italian counterparts on February 21.
The pinnacle of The Football League's Youth Development Programme will see the up-and-coming talent face the Italian equivalent from Serie B at Hull's KC Stadium.
The match is the 13th game between the two leagues, the most recent of which was in November 1998 where the game finished in a 1-1 draw.
Speaking at the announcement of the squad, Taylor admitted that he was excited at the prospect of the game and believes it will be a great opportunity for the players to test themselves against some of the Italy's best youngsters.
"It'll be a great opportunity for the players involved to come and play at a terrific stadium against European opposition," said Taylor.
"I don't get to see every player so I've looked at the situation and spoken to certain managers.
"The squad I've selected is a big one but it needs to be as the game is a while away and you have to allow for injuries.
"I'm sure the 16 players who make up the squad on the night will form a strong, competitive side."
The Football League Under-21 Squad:
Lee Camp (Derby County), Scott Flinders (Barnsley), Ross Turnbull (Crewe Alexandra), Jamie Young (Rushden & Diamonds)
Gary Borrowdale (Crystal Palace), Luke Chambers (Northampton Town), Andrew Davies (Derby County), Simon Francis (Tranmere Rovers), Andy Holdsworth (Huddersfield Town), Dean Lewington (MK Dons), Matthew Mills (Southampton), Wes Morgan (Nottingham Forest), Richard Stearman (Leicester City), Kevin Wilson (Notts County), Scott Wiseman (Hull City)
Chris Eagles, Anthony McNamee (Watford), Billy Jones (Crewe Alexandra), James Perch (Nottingham Forest), Ryan Smith (Leicester City), Tom Soares, Ben Watson (Crystal Palace), Simon Walton (Leeds United), John Welsh (Hull City), Simon Whaley (Preston North End)
Dexter Blackstock (Sothampton), Matt Fryatt (Leicester City), Cameron Jerome (Cardiff City), Leroy Lita (Reading), Izale McLeod (MK Dons), Billy Paynter (Hull City), David Nugent (Preston North End), Ashley Young (Watford)