Arsenal defenders Carl Jenkinson and Calum Chambers have been called up to the England under-21 squad for this summer’s European Championship Finals in the Czech Republic.
Gareth Southgate announced a long list of 27 players, of which 23 will make the final cut before the tournament kicks-off on 17 June.
As expected, the likes of Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have not been called on.
Chambers has made 36 appearances for the Gunners this season and earned a full England cap as a substitute in September’s win over Norway.
Jenkinson, loaned to West Ham United last summer, has made 32 appearances at Upton Park and featured six times in qualification for this summer’s under-21 tournament. It’s believed he’s secured special dispensation from the FA to watch his dad perform at the Vienna-hosted Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday night before joining the rest of the squad.
The defensive duo are joined in the provisional squad by ex-Gunners Benik Afobe and Harry Kane.
England’s first group game is against Portugal on Thursday 18 June, before they face Sweden three days later. The final group fixture against Italy takes place on Wednesday 24 June.
England’s 27-man under-21 squad
Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham)
Jonathan Bond (Watford)
Jack Butland (Stoke City)
Calum Chambers (Arsenal)
Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur)
Luke Garbutt (Everton)
Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough)
Carl Jenkinson (Arsenal, loan to West Ham United)
Michael Keane (Burnley)
Liam Moore (Leicester City)
John Stones (Everton)
Matt Targett (Southampton)
Tom Carroll (Tottenham Hotspur, loan to Swansea City)
Nathaniel Chalobah (Chelsea)
Will Hughes (Derby County)
Jake Forster-Caskey (Brighton & Hove Albion)
Jesse Lingard (Manchester United)
Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea)
Alex Pritchard (Tottenham Hotspur)
Nathan Redmond (Norwich City)
James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)
Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Patrick Bamford (Chelsea, loan to Middlesbrough)
Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion)
Harry Kane (ex-Arsenal)
Danny Ings (Burnley)
Cauley Woodrow (Fulham)