Date: 26th March 2021 at 8:00pm
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I think most would agree that international games continue to be an utter stupidity as we are looking to come out of the other end of the Covid pandemic, but Thursday night’s round of qualifiers did give Aston Villa fans plenty to cheer about.

Although Jack Grealish missed out as he continues to recover from injury and get back to full fitness, Tyrone Mings was joined by Ollie Watkins in the England set-up as Gareth Southgate rewarded his efforts this year with a maiden call up.

As watchers will know, the 25-year-old earned his first cap as a second half substitute as he replaced Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the 63rd minute and he only went and bagged his first England goal in the 83rd minute with a tidy little finish.

Well deserved, and with our own season hitting the rails lately, it will be a much needed further boost of confidence for him. The only question now is does he get another cameo against Albania on Sunday?

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The reaction was obvious amongst fans on social media, but it was good to see his celebration with Mings as well as the likes of Jack being quick to send their congratulations as it does show that despite our results wobble lately, the dressing room remains tight.

I am reliably informed that Ollie now goes into the records books as the first person to score on his debut for England since a certain Darius Vassell against the Netherlands back in February 2002.

John McGinn was also in action for Scotland and he had a bit of success himself.

Will Ollie Get A Full Debut This Window

Yes He Should Do

Yes He Should Do

No, No Need To Rush It

No, No Need To Rush It

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