Liverpool ace rewarded for fine form with first England U21 call up

Liverpool starlet Curtis Jones rewarded for fine form with his first England Under-21 call up as Tottenham’s Japhet Tanganga also joins squad for the first time for Euro qualifiers against Andorra and Turkey

  • Curtis Jones has been called up to the England Under-21 squad for the first time
  • Jones is joined in the squad by fellow newbie Japhet Tanganga of Tottenham
  • England face Euro 2021 qualifiers against Andorra and Turkey later this month

Liverpool midfielder Curtis Jones and Tottenham’s Japhet Tanganga have been handed their first England Under-21 call ups.

The pair have been selected for the Young Lions’ Euro 2021 qualifiers in Andorra and visit of Turkey.

There is a recall for Burnley’s Dwight McNeil after he was left out of last month’s squad while Norwich’s Ben Godfrey is included ahead of his £30million move to Everton.

Liverpool’s Curtis Jones has been called up to England U21 squad for their Euro 2021 qualifiers

Tottenham defender Japhet Tanganga (left) has also received his first England U21 call up

Rhian Brewster is also in with the forward close to a £23.5million switch from Liverpool to Sheffield United.

Aidy Boothroyd’s side need four points to secure qualification for next year’s tournament in Hungary in Slovenia.

They travel to Andorra on Wednesday, October 7 before hosting Turkey at Molineux on Tuesday, October 13.

Last month Boothroyd’s side beat Kosovo 6-0 and Austria 2-1 and sit top of Group Three, six points clear of Austria with a game in hand.

Rhian Brewster has been named in squad as well ahead of his £23.5m move to Sheffield United

ENGLAND U-21 SQUAD

Goalkeepers: Balcombe (Brentford), Bursik (Stoke on loan at Doncaster), Ramsdale (Sheffield United)

Defenders: Aarons (Norwich), Godfrey (Norwich), Guehi (Chelsea, on loan at Swansea), James (Chelsea), Justin (Leicester), Lamptey (Brighton), Panzo (Dijon), Tanganga (Tottenham)

Midfielders: Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Dasilva (Brentford), Davies (Everton), Eze (Crystal Palace), Jones (Liverpool), Skipp (Tottenham, on loan at Norwich)

Forwards: Brewster (Liverpool), Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea), McNeil (Burnley), Nketiah (Arsenal), Nelson (Arsenal), Sessegnon (Tottenham).


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