Muamba sees benefit of call-up

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Muamba: England U21 role

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Fabrice Muamba is eagerly anticipating the European Under 21 Championship while Andrew Driver is hopeful of being fit for the tournament.

Bolton Wanderers midfielder Muamba has had a solid season for his club and is set to play for Stuart Pearce's side in Sweden next month.

And the 21-year-old believes representing his country against some of Europe's finest talent can only improve his game.

He told the Bolton News: "I am really looking forward to it. I won't get too much of a break from football but I think it can be really beneficial for me.

"If you want to play at the highest level then you have to put the work in.

"We have got some good players who have got a lot of experience at this level. I think we can do really well."


Meanwhile, Hearts boss Csaba Laszlo hopes Driver will be fit enough to make his England Under 21 debut this summer.

Driver, who played for Scotland at schoolboy level, has been picked in Stuart Pearce's 23-man squad but has not played since 7th May because of a nerve problem in his back.

Laszlo said: "Driver is going for treatment every day and we hope he will be okay.

"At the moment, he has good development but we don't like to push a player in a situation where he could be injured.

"We don't want to bring him into a risk situation."