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​Southgate gives green light for Greenwood, Foden & James to play for England U21s

England manager Gareth Southgate is set to allow his best young players to participate in the European Championships for the under-21s next month.

The likes of Phil Foden, Reece James, Mason Greenwood and Harvey Barnes have been with the England senior set up.

But Southgate is happy for under-21s boss Aidy Boothroyd to use all of them during the upcoming tournament.

According to the Daily Mail, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Reece James, Mason Greenwood, Jude Bellingham and Harvey Barnes could all be in Boothroyd's squad.

The thinking is to give all the young players a chance to gel as a unit, and get the feeling of winning a major tournament - if they can go all the way.

The tournament's group stage will be played from March 24 to March 31, with the knockout rounds to be finished off from May 31 to June 6.

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