Boro boys star for England

Last updated : 01 March 2006 By Reggie Holdsworth
Andrew Taylor made his debut for England U-21's in Reading as Peter Taylor's Young Lions beat Norway 3-1.

Taylor was introduced as a substitute, midway through the second half, for his first taste of international action at this level. He has previous played for the England U-17's U-18's and U-19's

Stewart Downing withdrew from the U-21 squad after he missed the Boro win at West Brom on Sunday. He had suffered a reaction in his knee following his long lay-off.

David Wheater and Adam Johnson both played the full 90 minutes for England U-19's in a comfortable 3-0 win over Slovakia in Northampton.