rsenal striker Folarin Balogun has been handed a first call-up to the England U21s squad as new manager Lee Carsley named his maiden Young Lions selection.
The England youngsters face Romania in a friendly next month before hosting Kosovo at Stadium MK as they begin their qualifying run for the 2023 European Championship.
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Balogun is joined in the squad by Arsenal team-mate Emile Smith-Rowe while Tyreece John-Jules, on loan at Blackpool from the Gunners, also earns a first call-up.
There are a number of ex-Chelsea faces in there, with 18-year-old Tino Livramento included after a flying start to the season at Southampton. Marc Guehi, who joined Crystal Palace for £18million this summer, is also in the group as is Conor Gallagher, on loan at Palace from Chelsea.
There is no place for Callum Hudson-Odoi, while Mason Greenwood is also not in there despite having been left out of Gareth Southgate’s senior squad.Copyright © 2022 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.