Burnley winger Dwight McNeil back in England Under 21 squad

Dwight McNeil is back in the England Under 21 squad.

Friday, 2nd October 2020, 10:35 am
Updated Friday, 2nd October 2020, 10:38 am
Dwight McNeil

After being bizarrely overlooked for last month’s wins over Kosovo and Austria, the Burnley winger has been recalled by Aidy Boothroyd for October’s UEFA U21 Euro Qualifiers with Andorra and Turkey.

McNeil will be looking to add to his three Under 21 caps, having graduated from the Under 20s, where he won six caps.

The 20-year-old has started 58 of Burnley’s last 59 Premier League games.

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Boothroyd has picked a 23-man squad for the double header, which starts with an early trip to Andorra on Wednesday, before the Young Lions return to home soil to face Turkey at Molineux on Tuesday, October 13th.

There are two new faces in the squad, with the head coach handing first call-ups to Spurs defender Japhet Tanganga and Liverpool midfielder Curtis Jones.

Both players have featured for various Young Lions squads in recent years, with Tanganga being a regular in last season’s U20s group and Jones featuring for the U19s.

England are close to sealing their place at next year’s U21 EURO Finals in Hungary in Slovenia, requiring four points to securing qualification in top spot.

Fans will be able watch the game in Andorra live on the official England YouTube channel, before the Turkey game will be screened live on BT Sport in the UK.

The Squad

Goalkeepers: Ellery Balcombe (Brentford), Josef Bursik (Stoke City FC, on loan at Doncaster Rovers), Aaron Ramsdale (Sheffield United)

Defenders: Max Aarons (Norwich City), Ben Godfrey (Norwich City), Marc Guehi (Chelsea, on loan at Swansea), Reece James (Chelsea), James Justin (Leicester City), Tariq Lamptey (Brighton & Hove Albion), Jonathan Panzo (Dijon), Japhet Tanganga (Tottenham Hotspur)

Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Josh Dasilva (Brentford), Tom Davies (Everton), Ebere Eze (Crystal Palace), Curtis Jones (Liverpool), Oliver Skipp (Tottenham Hotspur, on loan at Norwich City)

Forwards: Rhian Brewster (Liverpool), Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea), Dwight McNeil (Burnley), Eddie Nketiah (Arsenal), Reiss Nelson (Arsenal), Ryan Sessegnon (Tottenham Hotspur)