John Peacock has picked a 20-man squad for February's Algarve Tournament
By Nicholas Veevers
John Peacock has named his England U17 squad for next month’s Algarve Tournament in Portugal.
The Head Coach has selected a 20-man group for the annual competition, which acts as an ideal warm-up for the Euro Elite Qualifying Round which takes place in March.
In the Algarve, the Young Lions will face games against hosts Portugal, Germany and the Netherlands over the space of five days.
And Peacock will be hoping his players can make a good impression before he picks his squad for the Elite Round, which will be hosted by England between 23 and 28 March.
The majority of the travelling squad are experienced at international level, having played for the U16s and U17s over the last 18 months.
However, Southampton striker Ryan Seagar receives his first England call-up and will be looking to make his mark on the squad.
England won last year’s Algarve Tournament, courtesy of a 2-1 victory over France in their final match after drawing with the Netherlands and beating Portugal in the opener.
This year sees England start against Germany on Friday 8 February, before taking on the hosts two days later. The games are rounded off on Tuesday 12 February when the Dutch are in opposition.
The match with Portugal will act as something of a dress rehearsal for March, with the Portuguese also drawn out in the same Elite Round group as England.
Goalkeepers: Dan Atkinson (Leeds United), Angus Gunn (Manchester City).
Defenders: Josh Aina (Chelsea), Joseph Gomez (Charlton Athletic), Callum Jones (West Bromwich Albion), Ben O’Hanlon (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Connor Ogilvie (Tottenham Hotspur). Kasey Palmer (Charlton Athletic)**
Midfielders: Bamidele Alli (MK Dons), Reise Allassani (Crystal Palace), Charlie Colkett (Chelsea), Dan Crowley (Aston Villa), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea), Bryn Morris (Middlesbrough), Harry Winks (Tottenham Hotspur)*
Forwards: Mason Bennett (Derby County), Alex Gilliead (Newcastle United), George Green (Everton), Alex Iwobi (Arsenal), Ryan Seagar (Southampton).
* Replaces Kean Bryan (Manchester City).
** Replaces Ricardo Calder (Aston Villa),