Former Toon Defender Wants New England Contract
England Under-21 coach Stuart Pearce expects talks over a new contract in the summer.
Stuart Pearce: "The last thing we've had was probably it might be deferred to the summer.
"It is not a major priority for myself. The tournament is more important for me.
"My stance has been the same for the last six years, that every time you go to a major tournament you should go with your best possible available players at that age group.
"It is guided from Roy from above. I will pick the best possible available players to take a tournament on to give the players more experience at international level.
"Roy has made it clear he wants to send a really strong squad to the Under-21s.
"I'm always of the opinion when I look at Spain, France, Germany, how they've won things at the younger age groups before they've stepped up and conquered the world and Europe.
"We have to do the same. For me it's fantastic news. We have to make sure that is delivered upon."
Source: Newcastle United Mad
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