Emile Smith Rowe and Marc Guehi make England U21 squad after missing senior cut as Fleetwood’s James Hill and Everton’s Anthony Gordon receive first calls
- Lee Carlsey has announced his U21 squad for matches in the Czech Republic and Georgia
- Everton’s Anthony Gordon and Fleetwood defender James Hill have first call-ups
- Morgan Gibbs-White, on loan at Sheffield United from Wolves, is back in the fold
Everton’s Anthony Gordon has been given his first England Under-21 call-up after Lee Carsley named his fledgling Lions squad.
The 20-year-old is joined by Fleetwood defender James Hill and Carsley hands him a surprising promotion from the Under-20s.
Morgan Gibbs-White, who has been loaned out from Wolves by Sheffield United, will return for this month’s games with the Czech Republic and Georgia.
Emile Smith Rowe will lead the U21s after missing call-up to England senior squad
The midfielder was part of the Young Lions roster for the 2019 European Championship in Italy, while also winning the Under-17 World Championship.
Attacking midfielder Gordon has made 28 appearances for Everton since his debut in 2017 and has made eight appearances this season.
Hill made 15 appearances for Sky Bet League One Fleetwood this season and became the club’s youngest ever player when he made his debut in 2018 at the age of 16.
Everton’s Anthony Gordon has received his first call-up to the U21 Three Lions set-up
Emile Smith Rowe continues with Carsley’s squad, while Gareth Southgate resists the temptation to select the Arsenal star for the seniors.
Curtis Jones is out after an eye injury in training with Liverpool, while Noni Madueke was injured in PSV’s Europa League defeat to Monaco last month and misses.
Carsley’s youngsters face the Czech Republic in a qualifying match for the European Championship 2023 at Burnley next week, before traveling to Georgia on November 16 for a friendly.
England are third in Group G, five points behind leaders Czechia with a game in hand.
ENGLAND U20 SQUAD FULL
Bursik (Stoke), Green (St Etienne), Griffiths (West Brom, on loan from Lincoln), Aarons (Norwich), Cresswell (Leeds), Guehi (Crystal Palace), Harwood-Bellis (Manchester City, on loan from Anderlecht) , Livramento (Southampton), Hill (Fleetwood), Thomas (Leicester), Doyle (Manchester City, loan to Hamburg), Gallagher (Chelsea, loan to Crystal Palace), Garner (Manchester United, loan to Nottingham Forest), Gibbs-White ( Wolves, loaned from Sheffield United), Ramsey (Aston Villa), Skipp (Tottenham), Balogun (Arsenal), Brewster (Sheffield United), Gomes (Lille), Gordon (Everton), Palmer (Manchester City), Smith Rowe (Arsenal ).