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England call for Delfouneso

Nathan Delfouneso has been called up to the England Under-21s squad for the UEFA European U21 Championship in Israel as a replacement for injured Callum McManaman.

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Nathan Delfouneso: Called up in place of Callum McManaman

Nathan Delfouneso: Called up in place of Callum McManaman

The Aston Villa forward, who has scored four goals in 16 outings for Stuart Pearce's side, comes in to the 23-man party after Wigan winger McManaman was ruled out with an ankle injury.

The 22-year-old featured in both Under-21 matches in March, scoring in the 3-0 victory over Romania at Wycombe.

Delfouneso was also in Pearce's squad for Euro 2011 in Denmark, while two years earlier he was a valuable member of the U19s side that reached the European Championship Final, finishing the tournament with the golden boot.

Pearce said: "Nathan was very unfortunate not to make the squad in the first place. He has contributed a great deal to the Under-21s in qualification and he was unlucky that Callum McManaman's form was such that he had forced his way into the reckoning late on."

England will kick-off this year's finals against Italy in Tel Aviv on 5 June.

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