winger Callum Hudson-Odoi has been named in the England Under-21 squad for the first time, for March’s Matches against Poland and .

The 18-year-old has impressed for the Blues this season, making 16 appearances and scoring four goals.

Hudson-Odoi, who’s played for England Under-19s this season, is to begin a Premier League game for his club.

England will host Poland in Bristol City on 21 March and European champions in Bournemouth on 26 March.

Most the squad that helped head coach Aidy Boothroyd’s group top their qualification table to secure their own place at the summer’s European Championship are termed from the 26-strong team.

That includes the likes of forward Phil Foden, Full Back Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Leicester City’s James Maddison and Aston Villa striker Tammy Abraham.

Hudson-Odoi, who is the only real player within the squad maybe not on the loan, is joined by Leicester midfielder Hamza Choudhury, that yields to the squad after making his Under21 debut at last summer’s successful visit to the Toulon Tournament at France.

England qualified for this year’s Euros for accurate documentation seventh-consecutive time. They’ll face France (18 June) and (21 June) from Cesena, also Croatia (2-4 June) at San Marino, at the group phases.

Boothroyd said:”It is a thrilling period , getting the boys back together to put in certain preparation for your Euros and clearly two really great games this week against teams who might be our competitors during the summertime.

“The two Poland and provides us a excellent evaluation. Any team that qualifies for the finals needs to be respected, because it has no mean feat getting there.

“You can see from the standard of those countries that are going into Italy in June, they are all top clubs, therefore these will be difficult games.”

Former England senior and U21 international Joleon Lescott, who is loan coach at , will continue to work alongside Boothroyd’s training staff as part of a elite coach positioning programme.

England squad

Goalkeepers: Freddie Woodman ( United), Angus Gunn (), Dean Henderson (, on loan from Manchester United)

Defenders: Jake Clarke-Salter (Vitesse, on loan from ), Jay Dasilva (Bristol City, on loan from ), Dael Fry (Middlesbrough), Lloyd Kelly (Bristol City), Jonjoe Kenny (Everton), Ezri Konsa (Brentford), Fikayo Tomori (Derby County, on loan from ), Kyle Walker-Peters (), Aaron Wan-Bissaka ()

Forwards: Tammy Abraham (Aston Villa, on loan from ), Dominic Calvert Lewin (Everton), Demarai Grey (Leicester City), Callum Hudson-Odoi (), Ademola Lookman (Everton), Reiss Nelson (Hoffenheim, on loan from ), Dominic Solanke (AFC Bournemouth)


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