England U21s vs Germany: Team news – Jesse Lingard starts

by Sam Peoples

Jesse Lingard has been named in England U21s starting XI to face Germany in a friendly this evening.

England boss Gareth Southgate didn’t start Lingard last week in their 1-0 win over Czech Republic but the 22-year-old midfielder has done enough to earn his opportunity this evening.

It might be a friendly on paper but as is always the case when England play Germany, there will always be a big rivalry and it will no doubt be a full blooded affair.

Here is England’s starting XI in full: Bond, Jenkinson, Garbutt, Forster-Caskey, Stones, Gibson, Lingard, Ward-Prowse (c), Ings, Hughes, Redmond

Man United fans are keen to see Lingard get back towards his best form having been out for so long this season and a game against Germany is the perfect occasion for him to step up to the plate and impress, so good luck to him.

Kick-off is 7.45pm tonight and there is live coverage on BT Sport.

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