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Jules & Sheppard star in win over Germany

13 May 2014

U18s duo help Scotland to victory

Royals Academy pair Zak Jules and Jake Sheppard played 90 minutes as they helped Scotland to a fantastic win over Germany in the UEFA Under-17 Championship Group Stage.

A clean sheet was kept as the Scots secured a 1-0 victory in Malta, and now they only need a draw against Switzerland in their final group game to progress to the semi-final of the tournament, where they could face already-qualified England!

Central defender Jules certainly did not look out of place on his international debut, and almost scored during the second half in the aftermath of a corner as he headed just wide - though it looked like the Reading man was impeded by his marker behind.

16-year-old Jake Sheppard made seven appearances for our under-18s at right back this season, and looked a threat in a more advanced right wing position; delivering a inch-perfect first half cross to eventual goalscorer Scott Wright - who could only head wide.

Watch highlights above of our duo in action, as they impressed against Germany in Malta.

You can see if our lads can help Scotland finish the job off on Thursday, when they take on Switzerland live on Eurosport, 5pm kick off.

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