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Marsh Checks In From Estonia

27 September 2012

Academy Director Nick Marshall was in Estonia to witness Forest youngsters Kieran Fenton and Ben Osborn make their England Under 19 debuts on Wednesday night.

England ran-out 3-0 winners in their opening Euro qualifier and Marshall was pleased with what he saw from the pair.

He said: “Kieran started at left back in a system which didn’t really use wingers, so he got forward a lot.

“Estonia were very defensive and dropped really deep. It was the perfect introductory game, he got loads of the ball and wasn’t really tested defensively – although when he was he did fine. He looked very comfortable throughout and put in a super cross in for the third goal.

“Ben came on at half time and played almost as a central midfielder, which he’s not really used to, but he did well. He kept getting on the ball and playing it simply. I think he will probably start the next game against the Faroe Islands, while Kieran may be rested.

“They are both enjoying it. It was good for them to experience a different kind of football, it was very different to what they are used to with the academy.

“Overall, it was a very comfortable introduction to international football for them both.”

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