DANNY Cadamarteri will aim to pass on some of the lessons from his own England youth career when he links with up with the Under-18s during the international break.

Cadamarteri, now coach of the Under-18s at Burnley, has been asked to join the national set-up for this month's trip to Qatar as an out-of-possession coach.

The former Everton striker has linked up with Neil Dewsnip's side at St George's Park where they face Qatar on Wednesday, Argentina on Friday and Belarus on Monday.

Cadamarteri jumped at the chance to continue his own development as a coach with the Three Lions - as long as it didn't impact on his work with the Clarets - and impart the wisdom from his own career as a blossoming young talent onto the next generation.

The 38-year-old represented England at Under-18 level, as well as winning three caps for the Under-21s, and he said: "I loved it. It was absolutely brilliant. I was fortunate we went to a European Championships in Cyprus with Howard Wilkinson as a manager.

"We didn’t manage to progress to the final but we had a great experience there and I have some really fond memories of the under-18s in particular and when I went up to the under-21s with the players I was in and around.

"The under-21s travelled a lot with the seniors as well so the opportunities I gained at the time were invaluable then and hopefully will be valuable for me going into this environment next."

Cadamarteri admits the out-of-possession element is something that will be relatively new to him, with most of his work at club level focused on working on when his team have the ball.

But he felt the opportunity was too good to turn down and hopes it could have a knock-on benefit for Burnley as well.

"Neil Dewsnip has been in and watched me work on a few occasions, he got back in touch and said there might be the opportunity for this, my name had been thrown in the hat as a possible candidate, he asked if I’d be interested and if I was interested was it something which the club would potentially entertain," Cadamarteri explains.

"I had the discussions with the academy manager and the head of coaching, I explained the situation and put them in touch with each other and discussions were had and we came to the conclusion that it was something we all thought would be a benefit to me for my development and for the FA in the experiences I’ve had going through, I’ve been in a lot of these boys’ positions coming through Premier League clubs, playing 16s, 18s and 21s international football.

“Hopefully it will be a benefit to Burnley Football Club with the experiences I will get working with the technical staff at the FA as well as some of the players there."

Cadamarteri has no plans to leave Turf Moor, considering the four-year Elite Coach Apprenticeship Scheme he is doing to go hand-in-hand with his work at the club.

But having taken great pride in his own England youth career, the former Everton striker was delighted to be asked to assist the Under-18s.

"As soon as I was asked if I was interested I straight away said it was something I’d love to do, depending on the implications with Burnley," he said.

"That’s one thing I said I wasn’t prepared to compromise, I’ve only been here a short period of time and there’s a long-term plan for developing players here.

“I’m excited about, it is a feather in your cap, but day-to-day my ambitions are to try and develop players for the Premier League."

On the role of out-of-possession coach, Cadamarteri said: “Hopefully it will be everything we try to do our best to do at Burnley – working hard off the ball.

“In particular, it’s analysing the opposition, finding ways to best suit the players you’ve got in relation to how you work out of possession.

“If you’re playing a game against Spain, how do we combat Spain’s offensive tactics, defensively and how do we create opportunities to attack once we regain possession?"

Cadamarteri is certainly heading into the England age-group set-up at the right time after an unprecedented year of success in 2017.

“I think it’s been great. We’ve threatened for a couple of years to do something at international level, in particular at the younger end, and they are actually realising that dream now," he said.

"They’ve gone on and had some real success and we’ve got some really top players coming through. In particular the 15s group are exciting and the 16s aren’t bad as well.

“We’ve seen some of the under-18s who have come through in the last six to 12 months who are in and around some of the Premier League first-team squads.

“It is exciting times and it’s good because they are showing there is potential to come into the Premier League and Championship teams as well.

“There are players who are actually filtering through, whereas it was always a worry these kids would never have a pathway and never kick on. They are starting to filter through now.”