LEE Bowyer, newly-appointed as England under-21 captain, has insisted that the extra pressures placed on his young shoulders will improve his game. Bowyer, 20, has endured a reputation as a wild child after testing positive for cannabis in a random test two years ago and then being found guilty by magistrates after a late-night fracas in an East London burger bar. But following his call-up to train with the full England squad before the weekend international with Mexico and then leading the under-21's in Tuesday's friendly with Switzerland, he has entered the limelight of international football. It is a lot of responsibility for a player who also had to live with being made England's costliest teenager after his GBP2.6 million move from Charlton to Leeds. But Bowyer said: 'There is no real pressure in football. It's basically all about enjoying the game and playing well. 'Other people go on about responsibility being thrust on your shoulders but you have got to take each thing in its stride and cope accordingly. 'There was a lot of expectation because I was that most expensive teenager and everyone kept saying how would it affect me, but you just have to get on with things. 'You can't worry otherwise your game could very well go downhill. 'When I was made captain of the under-21's I was asked about feeling extra pressure but I just got on with concentrating on my own game. 'As a captain everybody looks to you to get them out of trouble and to get the team going but it was no extra trouble or pressure. 'I'd skippered my Sunday side as a lad and the youth team at Charlton but leading your country is a bit different - albeit a tremendous experience.' Bowyer realises his domestic season with now Leeds holds little excitement but is determined that will not affect his performance. 'Every game is great,' he said.