Everton attacker Dan Gosling is delighted with his first call to the England U21 squad.
The midfielder has been drafted in to replace Everton teammate Jack Rodwell who has withdrawn from the squad because of injury.
"Obviously, I'm delighted," Gosling told evertonfc.com. "I must be doing something right to be getting the recognition to be selected for this age group so I'm really happy.
"I got the call on Monday afternoon. I was surprised but you don't say no when a chance like this comes along - you jump at it.
"The players here (at the Under-21s) are a talented bunch and many of the lads are playing regularly for their club teams in the Premier League. So it's a big step up for me but if you get selected then they obviously think you're good enough and I think I'm good enough to be here and hopefully I'll get a chance to prove that on the pitch."