Football round-up: Trippier edges closer to Euro 2020, Crellin signs new deal

Kieran Trippier started both games for England in the recent international window, which saw the Three Lions get to within one point of being guaranteed a spot in the EURO 2020 Finals.

England suffered a 2-1 defeat to Czech Republic in their first match of the week, conceding the winner in the 85th minute. While the team’s performance was labelled disappointing, Trippier was deemed one of England’s best in the match and retained his spot for the Bulgaria game four days later.

The right-back helped his side keep a clean sheet in a resounding 6-0 victory, placing the England side on the brink of Euro qualification. A draw in their next match or even if results simply fall their way, will see England advance to the finals which begin in June 2020.  

Trippier has now returned to Atlético Madrid, who are currently in fifth place in La Liga and next face Bayer in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Crellin signs new deal

Goalkeeper Billy Crellin has committed his immediate future to Fleetwood Town, signing a new contract which will keep him at his hometown club until at least the summer of 2022.

It comes off the back of the 19 year old keeper making his debut for the England U20 side last week, having also previously represented them at U18 and U19 and helping the U17 side become world champions.  

Crellin, who made his sole senior side appearance last season against Rochdale, said he was thrilled to have inked a new deal.

“I feel great because this means so much to me as it’s my hometown club.

“My goal is to be playing regularly in the first team and with the length of contract I have signed I hope to be doing this soon.”

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