ENGLAND will play a key UEFA European U21 Championship qualifier at Turf Moor in March - and Dwight McNeil will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of former Turf Moor favourite Danny Ings.

The last time England U21s played in Burnley was back in November 2014, where a double from former Clarets' striker Ings and a goal for Carl Jenkinson secured a 3-1 win for the Young Lions over Portugal. McNeil will now be hoping to be a part of Aidy Boothroyd's squad for the game against Turkey on Monday, 30 March (7.45pm ko).

It is part of a qualifying double-header, with England first hosting Andorra at Stoke City's stadium on Thursday, 26 March (7.45pm).

England are top of qualifying Group 3 after four wins in their first four matches.

Clarets boss Sean Dyche added: "I think the idea of the England U21s coming to Turf Moor is a really good thing for Burnley Football Club and for the area as a whole.

"We have good facilities now at Burnley, with the first team pitch and the feeling inside the stadium.

“We also have good links, with Dwight McNeil involved with the squad and I have a very good relationship with Aidy Boothroyd, who continues to do an excellent job with the U21s.

“Hopefully, England are also going to come and use the club’s training facilities and it’s nice to think the club is being recognised because of what we can offer, and also because we continue to have players who are actively involved with the England set-up.”

Burnley FC Chairman Mike Garlick said: "It is with great pleasure and immense pride that we look forward to welcoming the England U21 side in March.

“I consider it a real honour that Turf Moor has been selected to host the European U21 Championship 2021 Qualifier against Turkey.

“Occasions like this are ones to savour and I am sure the Burnley public will support the game and help make this a great success.”

Tickets are priced £1 for children and an early bird discount of £10 for adults is available until 16 February (standard price of £15 from 17 February).