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West Ham defender Johnson earns first England U21 call

Ben Johnson and Djed Spence have been handed their first call-ups to the England Under-21s, with Harvey Elliott returning to the Young Lions squad.

West Ham defender Johnson and Nottingham Forest full-back Spence, on loan from Middlesbrough, have impressed this season.

Hull forward Keane Lewis-Potter is also is Lee Carsley's squad for the first time ahead of the Euro 2023 qualifiers against Andorra and Albania this month.

Liverpool's Elliott is handed an instant recall, having made his comeback from the dislocated knee he suffered in September.


England Under-21 squad:

Goalkeepers: Bursik (Stoke), Green (St Etienne), Rushworth (Brighton, on loan at Walsall)

Defenders: Buchanan (Derby), Creswell (Leeds), Harwood-Bellis (Manchester City, on loan at Stoke), Samuels-Colwill (Chelsea, on loan at Huddersfield), Livramento (Southampton), Thomas (Leicester), Lamptey (Brighton), Johnson (West Ham), Spence (Middlesbrough, on loan at Nottingham Forest)

Midfielders: Doyle (Manchester City, on loan at Cardiff), Garner (Manchester United, on loan at Nottingham Forest), Gibbs-White (Wolves, on loan at Sheffield United), Ramsey (Aston Villa), Jones (Liverpool), Elliott (Liverpool)

Forwards: Balogun (Arsenal, on loan at Middlesbrough), Gordon (Everton), Gomes (Lille), Madueke (PSV), Lewis-Potter (Hull)


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