Shoot-out holds no fear for Pearce

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England Under-21 boss Stuart Pearce is convinced his team are ready for penalties should their Euro 2013 destiny be settled that way in Serbia.

Pearce's side could be involved in a shoot-out on Tuesday if they fail to sufficiently protect their 1-0 lead in the second leg of their European Championship qualifying play-off in Krusevac. If it comes to down to penalties Pearce knows that he can rely on West Brom defender Craig Dawson, who scored the only goal of last week's first leg from the spot.

"We're all ready for penalties as we normally are. We practise them after every training session. If he (Craig) is playing he'll be our penalty taker," Pearce told

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