Football stars Danny Welbeck and Ikechi Anya visit Vauxhall

The international starts appeared at Griffin House, Luton
The international starts appeared at Griffin House, Luton

Two top international football players visited Vauxhall on Wednesday ahead of European Championship Qualifier fixtures next month.

Staff at Griffin House, Vauxhall’s HQ on Osborne Road, Luton, were invited to attend a question and answer session with England and Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck and Scotland and Watford winger Ikechi Anya.

The Premier League duo were quizzed by staff on a host of topics including their upcoming qualifiers and their favourite memories playing for their national sides.

Welbeck and Anya also took time to pose for photographs.

England striker Welbeck said: “I’ve had a brilliant time at Vauxhall and meeting all the members of staff and having a bit of fun with Ikechi.”

The Three Lions face the Republic of Ireland in a friendly on June 7 before travelling to Slovenia for their latest qualifying match a week later on June 14.

The striker added: “Hopefully we can get the result we need against Slovenia.”

Anya’s Scotland play a friendly match against Qatar on June 5 at Easter Road, Edinburgh, before their qualifying match with the Republic of Ireland in Dublin on June 13.

Scotland winger Anya said: “It’s been brilliant to meet all of the Vauxhall staff at Griffin House today. We’ve had a lot of fun speaking with them and they’ve been very welcoming.”

Cheryl Stibbs, Vauxhall sponsorship marketing manager, said: “We were thrilled to welcome both Danny and Ikechi ahead of their crucial European Championship qualifiers.

“We have a lot of England and Scotland football fans here and it was brilliant to be able to give them the opportunity to meet both players.”