Noel Blake selects squad of 18 for four-team tournament in France.
By Nicholas Veevers
England U19s Head Coach Noel Blake
has named his 18-man squad for next month's trip to the Limoges Tournament in France.
The Young Lions would normally be preparing for the First Qualifying Round of the UEFA European U19 Championship at this time of year, but having been given a bye straight through to next year's Elite Qualifying Round they are now heading to western France instead where face the host nation, Portugal and Ukraine over five days.
It will serve as further preparation for later in the season and Blake has taken the chance to have a look at some new faces in the three games that are scheduled.
There is a first England call-up for Reading forward Dominic Samuel, whilst the likes of goalkeepers Jamal Blackman and Jordan Pickford and Liverpool forward Adam Morgan receive their first call-ups at U19 level having previously played in the younger age groups in recent years.
Both Pickford and Morgan were part of the U17 squad which travelled to the World Cup in Mexico earlier this year, whilst Blackman has previously featured for the U16s and U17s.The Squad
: Jamal Blackman
(Chelsea), Jordan Pickford
: Adam Reach
(Middlesbrough), Andre Wisdom
(Liverpool)***, Jack Robinson
(Liverpool), Jamaal Lascelles
(Nottingham Forest), Jon Flanagan
(Liverpool)**, Kieran Kennedy
(Manchester City), Nathaniel Chalobah
: Conor Coady
(Liverpool), George Thorne
(West Bromwich Albion), Larnell Cole
(Manchester United), Luke Williams
(Middlesbrough)^, Nicholas Yennaris
: Adam Morgan
(Liverpool) Dominic Samuel
(Reading), Saido Berahino
(West Bromwich Albion), William Keane
* Withdrawn and replaced by Connor Ripley of Middlesbrough.
** Promoted to Under-21 squad and replaced by Louis Laing of Sunderland.
*** Withdrawn and replaced by Todd Kane of Chelsea.
^ Withdrawn and replaced by Charlie Taylor of Leeds United.