The Football Association's new director of elite development Dan Ashworth has named seven players he feels will be the future of English football. Ashworth picks out England squad members Jack Wilshere, 21, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 19, and Danny Welbeck, 22.
He told BBC Sport: "There are several players I can mention who are plying their trade at the top of the Championship or in the Premier League who will hopefully be the future of England football.
"Jack Wilshere, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Danny Welbeck have got into Roy's senior side early.
"The U21s have qualified again for the European Championships this summer and we have a lot of good young players in the junior teams."
He added: "I think the new the Elite Player Performance Plan will also help in that contact time with young players will increase. That can only help if we are teaching the right things, which I am sure we will do.
"We are at crossroads now and the start of a really bright future with all those things married together, it will only help the national game."