By Will Butcher
Wolves defender Kortney Hause has called on his England Under-21 teammates to record a win against Kazakhstan.
The Young Lions could book their place with at the European Championships next summer in Poland, if they record a win against their Eastern European opponents.
Hause, who was unavailable for selection this time round due to injury, revealed it was the “final push” on his personal Twitter account.
All the best to the boys in this afternoon game against Kazakhstan. Final push now lads 👊🏾💪🏾⚽️🦁🦁🦁 @England
— Kortney Hause (@Kortney_30) October 6, 2016
Hause has featured in two of England’s qualifying campaign, that has seen them pick up four wins from six games. Avoiding defeat against Kazakhstan and Bosnia & Herzegovina on Tuesday would see the Young Lions qualify unbeaten.
The 21-year-old was ruled out for selection due to injury, with his last appearance coming against Newcastle in their 2-0 EFL Cup loss to the Magpies.
The former Wycombe stopper is a regular for the England Under-21’s side, after making seven appearances for the Young Lions during his short career.
England produced a dominant display against Kazakhstan just under 12 months ago in the reverse fixture, which saw Arsenal star Chuba Akpom score late on to secure a 3-0 win after Southampton star Nathan Redmond and Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek opened the scoring.
Confidence will be high in the camp following a 6-1 demolition of Norway, which saw Manchester United and senior England international Marcus Rashford score a hat-trick.