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England U21 v Northern Ireland U21
Tuesday 13 November 19.45
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09/11/2012 16:47, Report by Adam Marshall

Amos' warm welcome for Sam

Ben Amos is delighted to be joined in the England Under-21 squad by fellow United keeper Sam Johnstone.

The 23-year-old, currently on loan at Hull City, feels the teenager's maiden call-up to Stuart Pearce's party is just reward for his efforts.

"He's a great lad," Amos told TheFA.com. "I've come up through the ranks with Sam and he's always looking to learn and improve. It will be a good experience for him to come in and see what the Under-21s set-up is all about."

Amos is hoping to start between the sticks against Northern Ireland after impressing during his stint with Steve Bruce's Tigers.

"It's a good chance for me as I was only involved in one of the qualification games," he added. "So hopefully I'll be able to get some minutes.

"We've not got a lot of time together, but the game will be a competitive one against Northern Ireland. They'll want to beat us, so I think there'll be an extra edge to the game."

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