York City's upcoming goalkeeper Russ Howarth is hoping to be a Swiss hit tonight.

The 18-year-old custodian will add to his collection of international caps in England Under-18s' friendly against Switzerland at the Grenchen Stadium in Zurich.

The England management confirmed that Howarth - a member of the national set-up since making his Under-16 debut three seasons ago - would start the game.

Howarth's great rival, Chelsea's Rhys Evans, is not in the squad, with the back-up number one duties going to Aston Villa's Liam Folds.

Updated: 11:27 Tuesday, May 29, 2001