Rose and Wickham in action

by Kate Smith

Black Cats on international duty.

Black Cats stars Danny Rose and Connor Wickham are both expected to feature as England under-21s host Austria in Brighton tonight.

Stuart Pearce’s side are preparing for the summer’s European Championship in Israel and meet Austria on the south-coast in what is their final game before the tournament.  

The team are currently on a record-breaking eight-game winning streak, which stretches back to November 2011, and has also seen England keep clean sheets in all of those victories.

Elsewhere, Sunderland under-18 goalkeeper Peter Burke is expected to play for the Republic of Ireland’s under 17s as they begin their European Championship campaign.

They meet group hosts Austria in Schwechat-Rannersdorf.