ACADEMY PAIR COMPLETE ALGARVE ENGLAND TRIP

Posted on: Tue 12 Feb 2013

Chelsea Academy players Ruben Loftus-Cheek (pictured) and Ola Aina played a half each as England Under-17s concluded their participation in the annual Algarve tournament on Tuesday.

Loftus-Cheek, in his first full-time year at Chelsea, played up to half-time against the Netherlands with Aina introduced in the second half.

England were defeated 1-0, the goal a first-half penalty, which means all three of their games in Portugal were lost by a single-goal margin.

England Under-17s play a qualification tournament for the European Championships next month.