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European champions step up as England Under-20 squad named

Thursday 24 Aug 2017
Keith Downing has retained many of the players who won the U19 Euro with him this summer

Keith Downing has selected a 21-man squad for England Under-20s' upcoming games against the Netherlands and Switzerland.

Downing, who led the Young Lions to glory in July's European Under-19 Championship finals, retains many of the players who lifted the trophy in Georgia.

The group is bolstered by Sam Field, who missed the tournament, while there is also a place for Leeds United's Ronaldo Vieira, who was part of England's Toulon Tournament-winning squad this summer.

Reece Oxford, who is playing his football in Germany this season on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach, is also included while there are new faces in Aston Villa's Keinan Davis and Luton Town's James Justin.

England face the Netherlands at AFC Telford United on Thursday 31 August at 7pm. They then travel to face Switzerland four days later.

England Under-20 squad to face the Netherlands & Switzerland: Isaac Buckley-Ricketts (Twente, on loan from Manchester City), Jay Dasilva (Charlton Athletic, on loan from Chelsea), Josh Dasilva (Arsenal), Keinan Davis (Aston Villa), Demeaco Duhaney (Manchester City), Adetayo Edun (Fulham), Marcus Edwards (Tottenham Hotspur), Sam Field (West Bromwich Albion), Andre Green (Aston Villa), Kaylen Hinds (VFL Wolfburg)**, Darnell Johnson (Leicester City), James Justin (Luton Town), Lloyd Kelly (Bristol City)*, Jacob Maddox (Chelsea), William Mannion (Hull City),  Stephy Mavididi (Preston North End, on loan from Arsenal), Aaron Ramsdale (AFC Bournemouth), Easah Suliman (Aston Villa), Nathan Trott (West Ham United), Ronaldo Vieira (Leeds United), Chris Willock (Benfica)

* Replaces Reece Oxford (Borussia Monchengladbach, on loan from West Ham United) who was withdrawn injured.

** Replaces Lukas Nmecha (Manchester City) who was withdrawn injured.

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By Jim Lucas