THE England Under-16 squad were today putting the finishing touches to their preparations for tomorrow's Nationwide International against Thailand at York City's Bootham Crescent.

The match, which kicks-off at 7.15pm, is part of the FA's prestigious international tournament involving both sides and Brazil.

Other games in the tournament include Brazil v Thailand, at Bootham Crescent on Thursday, and England v Brazil, at Sunderland's Stadium of Light on Sunday.

The England squad, who are training in Durham under the guidance of coach Clive Allen, the former Tottenham and England forward, include Millwall's much sought-after young striker Cherno Samba, already valued at £1.5million.

Tickets for the Bootham Crescent matches, priced £3 for adults - entry is free to under-16s when accompanied by an adult and pensioners - are available by calling the Bootham Crescent ticket office on 01904-624447.

Tickets will be available on the night but supporters are advised to arrive early.

Easingwold Brass Band will provide entertainment prior to kick-off tomorrow night with face painting also available for youngsters.

England squad: Lenny Pidgeley (Chelsea), Lee Camp (Derby County), Neil Arndale (Bristol Rovers), Steve Schumacher (Everton), Kris Taylor (Manchester United), Glen Johnson (West Ham United) David Murphy (Middlesbrough), Alan Moogan (Everton) Marcel McKie (Tottenham Hotspur), John Welsh (Liverpool), Steven Beck (Everton), Jamie Cade (Middlesbrough), Ciaran Donnelly (Blackburn Rovers), Goma Lambu (Millwall), Cherno Samba (Millwall), Andrew Bell (Blackburn Rovers), Kieran Richardson (Manchester United).