Roy Hodgson names a 25-man squad for game with Scotland at Bramall Lane
England v Scotland
Kick It Out International
7.30pm, Tuesday 13 August 2013
Bramall Lane, Sheffield United FC
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has named a 25-man England Under-21 squad for next week’s match against Scotland.
The England Manager is taking charge for the game on Tuesday, before a new Head Coach will be in place for the start of the Euro qualifying campaign next month.
And Hodgson has picked a variety of players, old and new, for the game which takes place 24 hours before his senior team also face the ‘Auld Enemy’ at Wembley.
There are eight players who receive their first Under-21 call-up, along with eight players who featured in the Euro Championship Finals in Israel last summer.
There is a recall to the squad for Everton’s Ross Barkley
, who last featured for the Under-21s in 2011 and Newcastle forward Sammy Ameobi
is also selected, nearly two years after his last cap.
The new names in the group are goalkeepers Jonathan Bond of Watford and George Long
of Sheffield United, Chelsea and Everton full-backs Todd Kane
and John Stones
, Sporting Lisbon’s Eric Dier
, Manchester United pair Tom Thorpe
and Jesse Lingard
and West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino
All aside from Bond have previously featured for England at younger levels, with seven of the group being part of the squad which travelled to the U20 World Cup in Turkey earlier this summer.
The group meet up at St. George’s Park
on Saturday evening to begin their preparations for Tuesday’s match.
Jonathan Bond (Watford), Jack Butland
(Stoke City), Sam Johnstone
(Manchester United), George Long
Defenders: Eric Dier
(Sporting Lisbon), Todd Kane
(Blackburn Rovers, loan from Chelsea) Michael Keane
(Manchester United), Jack Robinson
(Blackpool on loan from Liverpool), Luke Shaw
(Southampton), John Stones
(Everton), Tom Thorpe
(Manchester United), Andre Wisdom
Midfielders: Ross Barkley
(Everton), Nathaniel Chalobah
(Chelsea), Tom Carroll
(Tottenham Hotspur), Will Hughes
(Derby County), Jonjo Shelvey
Wide: Sammy Ameobi
(Newcastle United), Thomas Ince
(Blackpool), Jesse Lingard
(Manchester United), Nathan Redmond
(Norwich City), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool).
Forwards: Saido Berahino
(West Bromwich Albion) Harry Kane
(Tottenham Hotspur), (Liverpool), Connor Wickham