Lee Carsley Names First England U21 Squad of His Tenure

England U21 boss Lee Carsley has named the first squad of his tenure for his side’s UEFA U21 Euro qualifying matches.

The Young Lions will kick off their campaign with matches against Kosovo and Romania. The former will be played in Milton Keynes while the latter will see the side travel to Bucharest, who are the joint hosts of the final tournament in 2023, along with Georgia.

Lee Carsley Names England U21 Squad

U21 Experience

Whenever a new manager takes charge, there are bound to be changes to the squad. While this has remained true with Carsley’s appointment, there are still some familiar faces in the team that will provide good experience to the squad.

The likes of Joe Bursik, Max Aarons, Marc Guehi and Ryan Sessegnon have all featured regularly for clubs in both the Premier League and EFL. Meanwhile, there are also new additions, such as goalkeeper Etienne Green.

Carsley and his assistant, former England defender Ashley Cole, will meet up with the squad next week before the trip to Bucharest on September 3. They will then return to England for the match against Kosovo at Stadium MK on September 7, which will be live on Sky Sports.

England U21 Squad in Full

Goalkeepers – Joe Bursik (Stoke City), Etienne Green (Saint-Etienne), Josh Griffiths (Lincoln City, on loan from West Bromwich Albion)

Defenders – Max Aarons (Norwich City), Levi Colwill (Huddersfield Town, on loan from Chelsea), Charlie Cresswell (Leeds United), Marc Guehi (Crystal Palace), Taylor Harwood-Bellis (Anderlecht, on loan from Manchester City), Valentino Livramento (Southampton), Ryan Sessegnon (Tottenham Hotspur), Luke Thomas (Leicester City)

Midfielders – Tommy Doyle (Manchester City), Conor Gallagher (Crystal Palace, on loan from Chelsea), James Garner (Nottingham Forest, on loan from Manchester United), Curtis Jones (Liverpool), Cole Palmer (Manchester City), Jacob Ramsey (Aston Villa), Oliver Skipp (Tottenham Hotspur)

Attackers – Folarin Balogun (Arsenal), Rhian Brewster (Sheffield United), Harvey Elliott (Liverpool), Tyreece John-Jules (Blackpool, on loan from Arsenal), Noni Madueke (PSV Eindhoven), Emile Smith Rowe (Arsenal)

U20 Squad Named

In addition, U20 boss Andy Edwards has named his squad for the upcoming match against Romania at St George’s Park on September 6. This is Edwards’ first game in charge of the team and he will be assisted by former Charlton Athletic striker Jason Euell.

Goalkeepers – James Trafford (Accrington Stanley, on loan from Manchester City), Brad Young (Leicester City), Harvey Davies (Liverpool)

Defenders – Lee Buchanan (Derby County), Jarrad Branthwaite (Everton), James Hill (Fleetwood Town), Cody Drameh (Leeds United), Nathan Wood (Middlesbrough), Dennis Cirkin (Sunderland), Kaine Kesler-Hayden (Swindon Town, on loan from Aston Villa), Clinton Mola (Stuttgart)

Midfielders – Miguel Azeez (Arsenal), Leighton Clarkson (Blackburn Rovers, on loan from Liverpool), Jensen Weir (Cambridge United, on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion), Faustino Anjorin (Chelsea), Lewis Bate (Leeds United), James McAtee (Manchester City)

Attackers – Jaden Philogene-Bidace (Aston Villa), Morgan Rogers (Bournemouth, on loan from Manchester City), Anthony Gordon (Everton), Sam Greenwood (Leeds United), Joe Gelhardt (Leeds United), Alex Mighten (Nottingham Forest)


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