Everton midfielder Anthony Gordon made England Under-21’s first call-up; Fleetwood defender James Hill also featured | Football news

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Everton’s Anthony Gordon has received his first England Under-21 call-up.

The 20-year-old is joined by Fleetwood defender James Hill, and is handed a surprise U-20 promotion by boss Lee Carsley.

Morgan Gibbs-White, on loan to Sheffield United from the Wolves, returns ahead of this month’s games with the Czech Republic and Georgia.

The midfielder was part of the Young Lions squad for the 2019 European Championship in Italy, while also winning the U17 World Cup.

Attacking midfielder Gordon has played 28 times for Everton since making his debut in 2017 and has made eight appearances this season.

Arsenal's Emile Smith Rowe during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London.  Date of photograph: Monday, October 18, 2021.
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Arsenal’s Emile Smith Rowe has been inducted into Lee Carsley’s squad

Hill has made 15 appearances for Sky Bet League One Fleetwood this span and became the club’s youngest player when he made his debut at age 16 in 2018.

Emile Smith Rowe continues with the Carsley team with Gareth Southgate resisting the temptation to select the Arsenal star for the seniors.

Curtis Jones is out after suffering an eye injury in training with Liverpool.

The Carsley youth will face the Czech Republic in a qualifier for Euro 2023 in Burnley next week before traveling to Georgia for a friendly on November 16.

England are third in Group G, five points behind leading Czech Republic with one game less.

England u21 squad

Goalkeepers: Joe Bursik (Stoke), Etienne Green (St Etienne), Josh Griffiths (West Brom, loan at Lincoln)

Defenders: Max Aarons (Norwich), Charlie Cresswell (Leeds), Marc Guehi (Crystal Palace), Taylor Harwood-Bellis (Manchester City, loan at Anderlecht), Valentino Livramento (Southampton), James Hill (Fleetwood), Luke Thomas (Leicester)

Midfielders: Tommy Doyle (Manchester City, loan at Hamburg), Conor Gallagher (Chelsea, loan at Crystal Palace), James Garner (Manchester United, loan at Nottingham Forest), Morgan Gibbs-White (Wolves, loan at Sheffield United), Jacob Ramsey (Aston Villa), Oliver Skipp (Tottenham)

Forward: Folarin Balogun (Arsenal), Rhian Brewster (Sheffield United), Angel Gomes (Lille), Anthony Gordon (Everton), Cole Palmer (Manchester City), Emile Smith Rowe (Arsenal)

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