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Under 21 Squad Announced

29 August 2012

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Stuart Pearce has announced his 23-man squad ahead of the upcoming Internationals against Azerbaijan and Norway, the latter of which will be played at the Proact Stadium on Monday, September 10 (KO:7PM).

With England currently sitting top of Group 8 – two points clear of Norway – wins against Azerbaijan and Norway would secure Pearce's side a play-off double header in October, where victory over two legs would see the Young Lions progress to the 2013 European Under-21 Championship Finals in Israel.

Jack Rodwell, a recent big money signing for Manchester City, will be on display as he returns to the England Under-21 fold having experienced life with Roy Hodgson's Senior squad.

Rodwell will join Under-21 captain, and established Premier League star Jordan Henderson, as well as the likes of Martin Kelly, Danny Rose and Stephen Caulker, who all ply their trade in England's top division.

Pearce's men play in Baku on Thursday 6 September (KO:4pm BST), before returning to England to face their Norwegian counterparts at Chesterfield's Proact Stadium on Monday, September 10 (KO:7pm).

The Squad

Goalkeepers: Ben Amos (Hull City – on loan from Manchester United), Declan Rudd (Norwich City), Jason Steele (Middlesbrough)


Defenders: Ryan Bennet (Norwich City), Steven Caulker (Tottenham Hotspur), Nathaniel Clyne (Southampton), Craig Dawson (West Bromwich Albion), Martin Kelly (Liverpool), Ben Marshall (Leicester City), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), Adam Smith (Tottenham Hotspur)


Midfielders: Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Thomas Ince (Blackpool), Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest), Jason Lowe (Blackburn Rovers), Josh McEachran (Middlesbrough – on loan from Chelsea), Jack Rodwell (Manchester City), Jonjo Shelvey (Liverpool), Wilfred Zaha (Crystal Palace)


Forwards: Nathan Delfouneso (Aston Villa), Marvin Sordell (Bolton Wanderers), Connor Wickham (Sunderland), Martyn Waghorn (Leicester City)

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