On-loan midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah has been called up by England U21’s for the first time for a friendly next week.
Chalobah, 17, is one of five new faces in the squad who will all be eager to make their England U21’s debuts against Northern Ireland next Tuesday as Bloomfield Road.
Also included in the squad for the first time are Manchester United ‘keeper Sam Johnstone, Derby winger Will Hughes, Leicester defender Liam Moore & Arsenal forward Benik Afobe.
Central-midfielder-cum-centre-back Chalobah has represented England at every level all the way up to the U21’s, making his England U16’s debut at the extremely tender age of just 13.
Good luck Nathaniel from Vital Watford!
Full England U21 Squad:
Goalkeepers: Ben Amos (Hull City – on loan from Manchester United), Sam Johnstone (Manchester United), Jason Steele (Middlesbrough)
Defenders: Nathaniel Chalobah (Watford – on loan from Chelsea), Nathaniel Clyne (Southampton), Tom Lees (Leeds United), Liam Moore (Leicester City), Jack Robinson (Liverpool), Adam Smith (Millwall – on loan from Tottenham Hotspur), Andre Wisdom (Liverpool)
Midfielders: Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Will Hughes (Derby County), Jason Lowe (Blackburn Rovers), Josh McEachran (Middlesbrough – on loan from Chelsea), Nick Powell (Manchester United), Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur)
Forwards: Benik Afobe (Bolton Wanderers – on loan from Arsenal), Sammy Ameobi (Newcastle United), Tom Ince (Blackpool), Connor Wickham (Sunderland), Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace)