Southgate names first squad

Gareth Southgate has named Zeki Fryers and James Ward-Prowse in his first England Under-21 squad.

Last Updated: 27/08/13 at 17:49 Post Comment

Zeki Fryers: Named in the England Under-21 squad

Zeki Fryers: Named in the England Under-21 squad

Gareth Southgate has named Tottenham's Zeki Fryers and James Ward-Prowse of Southampton in his first squad since being appointed as England Under-21s head coach.

Southgate has named a 25-man squad for the upcoming European Championship qualifying double-header which begins against Moldova in Reading on September 5 before travelling to Finland four days later.

Fryers is called up for the first time having previously represented England at U16, U17 and U19 levels, while Ward-Prowse has been rewarded for his impressive early performances for Saints.

Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell has also been named in the Under-21s squad for the first time since November last year.

Powell's fellow United player, Wilfried Zaha, is also included, as is Jesse Lingard.

Squad:

Goalkeepers: Jonathan Bond (Watford), Jack Butland (Stoke City), George Long (Sheffield United).

Defenders: Eric Dier (Sporting Lisbon), Ezekiel Fryers (Tottenham Hotspur), Todd Kane (Blackburn Rovers, loan from Chelsea), Michael Keane (Manchester United), Jack Robinson (Blackpool, loan from Liverpool), Luke Shaw (Southampton), John Stones (Everton), Tom Thorpe (Manchester United), Andre Wisdom (Liverpool).

Midfielders: Tom Carroll (Tottenham Hotspur), Nathaniel Chalobah (Chelsea), Will Hughes (Derby County), Nick Powell (Manchester United), Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton).

Wide: Sammy Ameobi (Newcastle United), Jesse Lingaard (Manchester United), Nathan Redmond (Norwich City), Wilfried Zaha (Manchester United).

Forwards: Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Connor Wickham (Sunderland).


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