Matthew Briggs

It may have escaped your notice with the hoo-ha surrounding just who will succeed Roy Hodgson, but Fulham defender Matthew Briggs is likely to be representing England this afternoon.

The Academy graduate, who is very highly thought of down at Motspur Park and made his first appearance for the first team as a substitute at Middlesbrough in 2007, is part of the England under-19 squad currently in France for the European Championships. Briggs already has international honours to his name having been part of the England side that were runners-up at last year’s competition and should start today’s Group A opener against Austria at left back.

The game will kick-off at 5pm British time and you can catch all the action live on Eurosport. Noel Blake’s charges complete their group programme with fixtures against Holland (on Wednesday, 5pm) and France (on Saturday, also at 5pm).