Ings makes under-21 debut

11 October 2013 09:14
In the 66th minute of last night's under-21 qualifier between San Marino and England new coach Gareth Southgate introduced Danny Ings as a substitute for his England debut.

In doing so Ings became just our third England under-21 international when he came on for Liverpool's Raheem Sterling with England already leading 3-0 with goals from Michael Keane and two from Harry Kane.

Wearing the number 17 shirt, in England red, he played in the rest of the game which saw one more goal added to complete Kane's hat trick and Danny will now be hoping to get a second cap when the side face Lithuania at Portman Road next week.

It's his first ever recognition by England and follows on from Richard Chaplow and Jay Rodriguez.

Chappy, our first ever England under-21 international, came on as a substitute for Nigel Reo-Coker in a 3-2 friendly win against Holland at the KC Stadium in February 2004 while Jay's came just seven years later in February 2011.

Again it was a friendly, this time against Italy in Empoli. On this occasion England lost 1-0, beaten by a Federico Macheda penalty two minutes from time.

There was something of a Burnley flavour to the game Jay played in. Jack Cork, then on loan with the Clarets, came on as an early substitute, Nathan Delfouneso, who was a month away from joining us, started the game and Manchester City pair Ben Mee and Kieran Trippier were both involved, Mee playing virtually the full game and Trippier coming on as a late substitute.

For both Chaplow and Rodriguez it was a one and only appearance for England at that level. Hopefully Ings will pass both of them and win that second cap.

Source: Clarets Mad