England U21 captain Jordan Henderson ready for a tough game against Serbia
Jordan Henderson has urged his England Under 21s side to make sure they match Serbia in tonight's play-off.
Last Updated: 16/10/12 7:13am
England can book their place in the finals of a fourth successive tournament by holding on to their aggregate lead in the second leg of their play-off with Serbia in Krusevac.
Stuart Pearce's youngsters won the first leg of the encounter 1-0 at Carrow Road last Friday but Henderson is well aware the job is far from complete.
Liverpool midfielder Henderson told TheFA.com: "Serbia were a decent side and have some good players, they made it hard for us at home.
"We know it'll be another tough game, they are at home, playing in front of a big crowd, so they'll be up for it and we have to make sure we match them and that we're up for it.
"Serbia defended quite well but Raheem (Sterling), Incey (Tom Ince), Wilf (Zaha) and Sords (Marvin Sordell) caused them a bit of havoc at times, taking them on and creating some chances.
"Unfortunately we didn't manage to put them away, but hopefully Tuesday will be a different story.
"If we play the way we know we can we're confident we can get the result we need."
England will be forced to make one change with Jack Rodwell not travelling to Serbia due to a hamstring injury. The Manchester City midfielder has now returned to his club.
Henderson said: "We've got enough depth in the squad to manage and cope with the injuries.
"When Lowey (Jason Lowe) came on at Norwich, he did really well in the middle.
"Everybody can play their part, we're just looking forward to the game now."