Final England U21s Euro Championship squad confirmed

Tuesday 02 Jun 2015
The final England Under-21s squad for the Euro Finals has been named
England Under-21s head coach Gareth Southgate has confirmed his final 23-man squad for this summer’s Euro Finals.

The Three Lions squad arrived at St. George’s Park on Tuesday morning to begin their preparations for the competition in Czech Republic.

UEFA Euro U21 Championship

The Finals 17-30 June 2015
Group A: Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Serbia
Group B: England, Italy, Portugal, Sweden
Venues: Prague, Uherske Hradiste and lomouc, Czech Republic

And Southgate has named his final group for the trip, after naming an initial long squad of 27 players last month.

The majority of the players who helped England to qualify for the Finals in impressive style over the last 18 months are involved, including top scorer Saido Berahino, Tottenham Hotspur hitman Harry Kane and Burnley’s Danny Ings.

Defenders John Stones, Carl Jenkinson and Calum Chambers, who have all been capped at senior level, will travel and there is also a place for Southampton left-back Matt Targett who made his U21 debut in March’s game with the Czechs in Prague.

In midfield, regulars James Ward-Prowse, Will Hughes and Tom Carroll are selected, with the latter having recovered from an ankle injury which ruled out of the final weeks of the season while on loan at Swansea City from Spurs.

Winger Nathan Redmond was one of the team's most consistent performers in qualifying and he joins up on a high after scoring in Norwich City's Championship play-off win at Wembley last month.

The England Under-21s line-up to face Germany at the Riverside Stadium.

The U21s beat fellow Finalists Germany in their last outing in March

Also included in the squad is Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who is the only new face in the group, after previously featuring for England U19s this campaign and making his breakthrough into the Stamford Bridge first-team towards the end of the season.

The squad will train at St. George’s Park over the next two weeks before they face their final send-off for the Euros with a game against Belarus at Barnsley’s Oakwell home on Thursday 11 June.

After that, the players will fly out to their Czech base in Olomouc  on Sunday 14 June ahead of their Euro Group B opener against Portugal in Uherske Hradiste on Thursday 18 June.

Goalkeepers

Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham)
Jonathan Bond (Watford)
Jack Butland (Stoke City)

Defenders
Calum Chambers (Arsenal)
Luke Garbutt (Everton)
Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough)
Carl Jenkinson (Arsenal)
Michael Keane (Burnley)
Liam Moore (Leicester City)
John Stones (Everton)
Matt Targett (Southampton)

Midfielders
Tom Carroll (Tottenham Hotspur)
Nathaniel Chalobah (Chelsea)
Jake Forster-Caskey (Brighton & Hove Albion)
Will Hughes (Derby County)
Jesse Lingard (Manchester United)
Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea)
Alex Pritchard (Tottenham Hotspur)
Nathan Redmond (Norwich City)
James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

Forwards
Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion)
Danny Ings (Burnley)
Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)

Tickets for the Belarus game are on sale now, priced at £10 for adults and £5 for concessions. Call 0871 2266777 or e-mail boxoffice@barnsleyfc.co.uk for more details.

By Nicholas Veevers At St. George's Park