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Sunderland winger Henderson thrilled with England U21 chance

Sunderland winger Jordan Henderson is delighted with his England U21 call.

Henderson, 20, made 38 appearances for the Black Cats last season.

He impressed U-21s boss Stuart Pearce enough to earn a call-up for the clash with Uzbekistan in Bristol next Tuesday.

Henderson said: "I've never met Stuart Pearce but I know he is a very good coach and I'm looking forward to working with him.

"I have to go there, impress and show what I can do. I want to concentrate on my football at Sunderland and hopefully I will become a regular at international level too."

Henderson admits he was delighted at getting the nod from Pearce.

He added: "I got the phone call yesterday and I'm absolutely over the moon.

"I've been capped at under-19 and under-20 level so this is the next step.

"It's a good boost before the new season's even started.

"My main aim has been to get into the first team at Sunderland on a regular basis, and anything else is an extra bonus."

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