England Under-21s boss Aidy Boothroyd has named his squad for their next Euro qualifiers against the ‘Auld Enemy’ Scotland and Andorra.
The Young Lions face their international neighbours in Middlesbrough next Friday, before they travel to Andorra for their second game of the week on Tuesday 10 October 2017.
- UEFA European U21 Qualifier
- 7.45pm, Friday 6 October 2017
- Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough FC
- Tickets: £10/£5
- Live on BT Sport
Boothroyd is able to call on the majority of the group who kick-started the new Euro campaign with a draw against the Netherlands and a 3-0 win over Latvia earlier this month, although he is without Chelsea’s Kasey Palmer who has picked up an injury during his loan spell with Huddersfield Town.
Midfielders Harry Winks and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are also named in the squad, after missing the previous games through injury.
There’s also an international homecoming for Dael Fry, the Middlesbrough-born defender who has been a regular for Boro under Garry Monk so far this season.
An injury to Sheyi Ojo also means a new addition to the squad in the shape of Jack Harrison, who has been a regular in the MLS with New York City FC and was called up on Sunday to replace the Liverpool forward who is currently on loan at Fulham.
The head coach was able to give his players ample time to impress in the first two games, making nine changes for the Latvia game in Bournemouth after the first match had ended 1-1 with the Dutch in Doetinchem.
And Boothroyd was satisfied with the way it went for his squad on their first time together as U21s.