Southgate happy to blood young Lions

14 November 2017 07:17:00 EST

England boss Gareth Southgate says he would be more than happy to involve youngsters Dominic Solanke, Lewis Cook and Angus Gunn against Brazil on Tuesday night.

The Three Lions are preparing for their international friendly against the South Americans at Wembley, with Southgate looking to experiment ahead of the World Cup in Russia next summer.

Under-21 internationals Solanke, Cook and Gunn have all been called up to the full England squad and could feature against the Brazilians.

Despite their youth and inexperience, Southgate says he would not hesitate to play any of the three against Brazil.

He said: "Those (three) guys have fitted in off the field which helps them to fit in on the field," said Southgate.

"They are good players so in training they look fine."

Southgate added: "Angus has worked with the under-21s with us (Southgate's coaching team) and he is playing in the league. The other two are captain of the Under-20 World Cup winners (Cook) and the Golden Boot winner in the Under-20s World Cup (Solanke).

"They have got good pedigree and we won't hesitate to put them on the pitch."

England can be backed at 5/1 to beat Brazil, 12121/1 to win the 2018 World Cup outright, on Tuesday. England are also available at 6/1 to score in both halves in the friendly.

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