Southampton Starlet Called Up By England U21's
The friendly comes before Stuart Pearce names his squad for the European U21 championships.
Italy are by far the most successful side in the history of the U21 championships and have won the title outright five times.
This time round having lost their last game against Belarus they have failed narrowly to qualify in the play-offs.
It is possible that Alex could still be chosen as a member of the finals squad if he does well against the Italians. That is if he is picked to play of course.
Though they failed to qualify the Italians will be the type of test that the squad needs. The Italians will be more determined than normal as they will be wanting to show that they are as good as most teams who have qualified for the Finals.
Good luck Alex and show them what you have in your locker.