Squad named for First Qualifying Round in Bosnia.
By Nicholas Veevers
UEFA European U17 Championship
First Qualifying Round
26-31 October 2011
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England U17s Head Coach John Peacock
has selected his squad for the first stage of this season's European U17 Championships, which take place later this month.
The Young Lions will face opposition from host nation Bosnia-Herzegovina, Latvia and Holland in the First Qualifying Round in Sarajevo, with the top two nations in the group progressing to next year's Elite Qualifying Round.
Peacock has picked an 18-man squad for the trip which is largely similar to the one which won The FA International Tournament back in August.
This will be the first time that these players will have experienced a competitive international tournament, but with many of them getting a taste of it in competitions such as the Victory Shield last season, the Nordic Tournament in June and then The FA International Tournament in August, they will be growing used to the international tournament environment.
Peacock has enjoyed success in this competition over the years, taking last season's squad to the semi-finals
in Serbia and the subsequent World Cup quarter finals
, and winning the Euro Championship in 2010
George Willis (Sheffield United), Luke Coddington (Middlesbrough)* Defenders:
Josh Webb (Aston Villa)**, Jordan Houghton (Chelsea), Isaac Hayden (Arsenal)***, Luke Shaw (Southampton), Fankaty Dabo (Chelsea), Ryan Inniss (Crystal Palace).Midfielders:
Joe Rothwell (Manchester United), Diego Poyet (Charlton Athletic), Callum Robinson (Aston Villa), John Swift (Chelsea), Lewis Baker (Chelsea)^, Jordan Graham (Aston Villa), Ben Pearson (Manchester United).Forwards:
Devante Cole (Manchester City), Chuba Akpom (Arsenal), Austin Lipman (Arsenal).
* Replaces Jack Rose (West Bromwich Albion).
** Replaces Shay Facey (Manchester City).
*** Replaces Leo Chambers (West Ham United).
^ Replaces Kieran Wallace (Nottingham Forest).