Danny Ings receives England U21 call

Striker Danny Ings has been named in Gareth Southgate’s England Under 21 squad for two upcoming European Championship qualifiers.

Danny Ings in action for the U21's last season
Danny Ings in action for the U21's last season

England have a double-header away to Lithuania on Friday, September 5th, and Moldova on Tuesday, September 9th.

Ings is in a 21-man squad, as he looks to add to his four caps and two goals for his country.

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Clarets boss Sean Dyche is pleased to see him further his international experience, and believes he won’t have to wait long for his first Premier League goal: “I didn’t doubt it, he’s a fine young player and he’ll certainly be learning from the experiences he’s gained so far.

“He’s been really alive for us, but strikers want goals. We’ve created chances and you want one to go in, because if one does, it opens up the forward thinking.

“We want the strikers to start scoring, but he’s been sharp.

“I’m not over-thinking our performances so far, they’ve been decent, but we’re at a level where doing okay isn’t good enough.

“We want to do fantastic, that’s our challenge.”

ENGLAND U21 SQUAD: Goalkeepers - Jonathan Bond (Watford), Jack Butland (Stoke City); defenders - Tyler Blackett (Manchester United), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Luke Garbutt (Everton), Michael Keane (Manchester United), Jamaal Lascelles (Newcastle United, on loan to Nottingham Forest), Liam Moore (Leicester City), Jack Robinson (Liverpool); midfielders - Tom Carroll (Tottenham Hotspur, on loan to Swansea City), Nathaniel Chalobah (Chelsea), Jake Forster-Caskey (Brighton & Hove Albion), Will Hughes (Derby County), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton); forwards - Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion), Tom Ince (Hull City), Danny Ings (Burnley), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Alex Pritchard (Tottenham Hotspur, on loan at Brentford), Nathan Redmond (Norwich City), Cauley Woodrow (Fulham).