Sutton United’s Gander Green Lane has been chosen to stage the England C team’s International Challenge Trophy fixture with holders Slovakia on Sunday 5 June, kick off 3pm.

Chairman Bruce Elliott said: “Coming at the end of such a successful first season with our 3G surface this is a tremendous honour for Sutton United. We are delighted to have been Sutton United v Dartford FC 2asked to stage the game, and look forward to welcoming everyone involved to Gander Green lane in June”

England manager Paul Fairclough commented “I have heard excellent reports on the quality of the surface at Sutton and we are looking forward to visitng Gander Green Lane in June. We have good memories of playing on an artificial surface as we beat Finland Under 21s in Helsinki back in 2007”

Slovakia will prove to be difficult opponents for the England team. The only previous meeting was in May 2014 in Poprad with Slovakia winning 1-0 in a hard-fought encounter. Both sides have begun their qualifying games with victories, England 2-0 against Ukraine in Kiev and Slovakia beating Estonia 4-0.

Admission to the game will be free and it is hoped that as many supporters as possible will come along to the game and whet their appetite for Euro 2016 which begins later in the month and in which one of England’s opponents will be Slovakia.

Source: Sutton United FC

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