Nottingham footballers flying to France for Euro 2016


With less than 20 days until the start of the 2016 European Championships, pre-tournament predictions of how well (or badly) England will do are flowing through every football conversation.

Where should Wayne Rooney start?

Who should play up front?

What is the best central defence pairing?

Nottingham based players may have a say in how well England perform this summer, even if there are none in the England squad.

Notts TV takes a look at the local talent hoping for glory in France.


Wales have one Nottingham Forest player in their provisional squad.

Wales will be competing in their first European Championships and their second major finals since the 1958 FIFA World Cup in Sweden where their competition ended in the quarter finals.

England’s match against the Welsh is both teams’ second match so a win for either side would be momentous going into the final group game.

In the Welsh squad is Nottingham Forest midfielder David Vaughan, who has made 57 appearances for the Midlands outfit along with 41 caps for his country.

Vaughan has scored just one goal for Wales in a 2-0 away win against Liechtenstein in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification stages with his only goal for Forest coming against Bolton in a 1-1 away draw this season.

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Fellow home nation Northern Ireland have two Nottingham based players within their provisional squad, one from each side of the Trent.

Northern Ireland will also compete in their first European Championship finals in their fourth major finals appearance.

They have qualified for the FIFA World Cup three times with their most recent appearance coming at the 1986 finals hosted in Mexico where they were knocked out in the group stage.

One Northern Irishman making history will be Nottingham Forest midfielder Jamie Ward.

The midfielder has scored three goals for the Reds this term after signing on a free from local rivals Derby County.

Ward’s first goal for the Reds came against Queens Park Rangers in the FA Cup third round.

The Northern Irishman has scored two goals in 20 caps for his country and will be looking to add to that in France.

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Roy Carroll (original picture by law_keven, cc-by-sa-2.0)

Notts County’s sole Euro representative Roy Carroll will be playing for Northern Ireland after making 77 appearances for the Magpies since he signed two seasons ago.

He has been included in the provisional squad and will be looking to add to the 41 caps he has earned for his country.

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