Blackman added to U21 squad

Chelsea goalkeeper Jamal Blackman has been called into the England Under-21 squad for next month’s final two Euro qualifiers in Lithuania and Moldova.

Blackman, who has previously represented England at U16, U17 and U19 level, will be among the Young Lions as they meet up at St. George’s Park on Sunday evening to begin their preparations for the games.

Gareth Southgate’s side face Lithuania in Kaunas on Friday 5 September (5pm BST) before heading on to Tiraspol and a match against Moldova on Tuesday 9 September (5pm BST).

The Squad

Goalkeepers: Jonathan Bond (Watford), Jack Butland (Stoke City), Jamal Blackman (Chelsea)

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 (Queens Park Rangers, on loan to Huddersfield Town).

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).