Men's Under 21s
Men's Under 21s

England U21s boss Aidy Boothroyd includes Barnes, Nelson and Foden in his squad

Friday 05 Oct 2018
Phil Foden has been named in the U21s squad, after impressing for the U19s last month

England U21s head coach Aidy Boothroyd has added three new faces to his squad as they prepare to face Andorra and Scotland this month.

The Young Lions need just a point from their final two Euro qualifiers to secure their place at next summer’s Finals in Italy and San Marino.

England v Andorra
  • UEFA European U21 Championship
  • 7.45pm, Thursday 11 October 2018
  • Proact Stadium, Chesterfield FC
  • Tickets: £10/£5

And Boothroyd has added Harvey Barnes, Phil Foden and Reiss Nelson to his ranks, following the promotion of midfielders James Maddison and Mason Mount to the senior squad and an injury ruling Demarai Gray out of action.

First up for England is a clash with Andorra at Chesterfield’s Proact Stadium on Thursday 11 October, for which tickets are still on sale.


The squad then head north of the border to Edinburgh, where they face the ‘Auld Enemy’ at Tynecastle on Tuesday 16 October in what is the final qualifier of the campaign.

"We go into the game with Andorra knowing that we’re just one result away from qualification, and it’s an excellent position to be in so that’s great credit to everyone who has been in the squad since we started the campaign last September,” said Boothroyd, whose squad meet up at St. George’s Park on Monday morning.

"Although one point from two games doesn’t sound very much, I won’t be satisfied until it’s done and we’ve put in a performance that warrants the talent that we’ve got on the pitch.

Harvey Barnes has been called into the England U21s squad for the first time after impressing on loan with West Bromwich Albion this season

"There will be one or two opportunities for players who haven’t played for the U21s yet, to show what they’re all about.

“I really believe our system is working to benefit all of our players at the moment and it all starts at the top, when you’ve got a manager like Gareth.

“He believes in youth, the system that we have and the way that we work so when the senior team get injuries, his first thought is to call me and look into the U21s squad. There’s never been a better time to be an England player.”

Scotland v England
  • UEFA European U21 Championship
  • 5.30pm, Tuesday 16 October 2018
  • Tynecastle, Edinburgh

The Squad

Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson (Sheffield United, loan from Manchester United), Angus Gunn (Southampton), Freddie Woodman (Newcastle United)

Defenders: Ben Chilwell (Leicester City), Jake Clarke-Salter (Vitesse Arnhem, loan from Chelsea), Dael Fry (Middlesbrough), Jonjoe Kenny (Everton), Ezri Konsa (Brentford), Fikayo Tomori (Derby County, loan from Chelsea), Kyle Walker-Peters (Tottenham Hotspur), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Crystal Palace)

Midfielders: Harvey Barnes (West Bromwich Albion, loan from Leicester City), Lewis Cook (AFC Bournemouth), Tom Davies (Everton), Kieran Dowell (Everton), Josh Onomah (Sheffield Wednesday, loan from Tottenham Hotspur)

Forwards: Tammy Abraham (Aston Villa, loan from Chelsea), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Ademola Lookman (Everton), Reiss Nelson (Hoffenheim, loan from Arsenal), Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham), Dominic Solanke (Liverpool)

By FA Staff