JJ shines as Platt’s men are held

Last updated : 02 April 2003 By Martyn Elliott

Tuncay gave Turkey an early lead before Francis Jeffers equalised midway through the first half – it is probably no coincidence that England’s best performers were the two players originally in the full squad.

The less said about the displays of other full caps such as Joe Cole and Paul Konchesky the better.

Brian Kerr again featured for the Scotland Under-21s as they lost 2-1 in Lithuania, despite Mackem Kevin Kyle giving them the lead after just two minutes.

I haven’t seen it myself but it is widely reported that Kyle later tripped over the ball when presented with an open goal from four yards.

Stephen Brennan also suffered disappointment as the Republic of Ireland Under-21s produced a lacklustre display and lost 1-0 in Albania.