Lewers expects tough test against Ireland

England's Iain Lewers believes beating his former team Ireland and securing a European Championships semi-final spot will be a big challenge.

Both teams are locked on three points and the winner of Wednesday's clash in Belgium will progress to the semi-finals from Pool B.

Lewers made more than 80 appearances for Ireland before being out of international hockey for three years as he switched to the England and Great Britain set-up.