Injured Lansbury sits out final England U21 match

Nottingham Forest youngster Henri Lansbury will miss England’s final match at the European U21 Championships, as the young lions aim to salvage pride against hosts Israel.

The former Arsenal man is yet to make an appearance at the championships after struggling with a groin strain throughout the tournament.

Defeats in the opening group games mean England cannot qualify and only have pride to play for against Israel – who themselves need to secure a heavy to win to stand any chance of qualifying.

Manager Pearce is likely to give some squad players an opportunity to shine – such as Jason Steele and Chelsea youngster Josh McEachran – as speculation about his own future mounts after a disappointing campaign.

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