More squad changes for Under-21s
Tuesday, 08 November, 2011
Two players withdrawn, whilst duo join up with U19 squad.
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Stuart Pearce has today seen two players withdraw from his England Under-21s squad ahead of their European Championship double-header with Iceland and Belgium.
Peterborough defender Ryan Bennett, who made his debut in the 2-1 win over Norway last month, reported with an injury on Monday and has returned to London Road for treatment, meaning he'll miss the games in Colchester and Mons.
Fulham full-back Matthew Briggs was due to meet up on Tuesday, but has remained at his club, also due to injury.
Meanwhile, Liverpool's Jon Flanagan and Everton's Ross Barkley have left the Under-21s camp near Colchester and headed south to Brighton to meet up with Noel Blake's U19s for their sold-out game at the new Amex Stadium against Denmark on Thursday night, following the withdrawal of two players from Blake's squad.
The duo will therefore miss the Under-21s Group 8 Qualifier at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, also on Thursday, but will re-join Pearce's set-up after those matches for the trip to Belgium on Monday night.
The England Under-21s squad in full
Ben Amos (Manchester United), Jack Butland (Cheltenham Town - loan from Birmingham City), Jason Steele (Middlesbrough)
Nathan Baker (Aston Villa), Joe Bennett (Middlesbrough), Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace), Craig Dawson (West Bromwich Albion), Lewis Dunk (Brighton & Hove Albion), Jon Flanagan (Liverpool)*, Martin Kelly (Liverpool), Adam Smith (MK Dons - loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
Ross Barkley (Everton)*, Jacob Butterfield (Barnsley), Tom Carroll (Tottenham Hotspur), Gary Gardner (Aston Villa), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jason Lowe (Blackburn Rovers), Josh McEachran (Chelsea), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal)
Sammy Ameobi (Newcastle United), Nathan Delfouneso (Aston Villa), Will Keane (Manchester United), Marvin Sordell (Watford).
* Joined U19s squad, but return for Belgium game.
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