England U20s will play two home internationals this autumn as they look to test themselves against some of the best sides in Europe.

Paul Simpson’s side will face Italy at AFC Fylde’s Mill Farm stadium on Thursday 11 October (7pm KO).

The Young Lions will then take on Germany at the Jobserve Community Stadium in Colchester on Monday 19 November (7pm KO).

Tickets are on sale now for both fixtures priced £3 for adults and £1 for children.

England will also play Switzerland at St. George’s Park in an invite-only fixture on Thursday 6 September, before facing the Netherlands away (Monday 10 September).

Simpson said: “I am delighted to be able to take our U20s on the road to play these stadium games.

“Italy and Germany will provide our players with a real stern test as we look to continue the good work of last season’s U20s in the European elite league fixtures.

“AFC Fylde and Colchester United will provide us with excellent stadiums to host these games and hopefully we can get an enthusiastic atmosphere for the players as they continue their international development.

“Our long-term aim for this group of players is for them to progress to the Under-21s and senior teams, and that is the challenge for the season for all of the players we will be selecting.”

AFC Fylde chairman David Haythornthwaite said: “Everyone at the club is very excited about this tremendous opportunity to showcase our facilities. This would have been unthinkable five years ago and shows how far we as a club have come.

“I am extremely proud that The FA has chosen us to host this game and can assure everyone concerned we will do everything in our power to ensure a successful game both off and on the pitch.

“We look forward to welcoming everyone associated with the English and Italian FAs to Mill Farm on 11 October.”

Tickets for England v Italy can be purchased by clicking here, by calling 01772 682 593 or in person at the Club Ticket Office.

Please visit www.TheFA.com/England for more information.