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Everton have five called up for England Under-21 squad

Toffees bolstering the youth setup once again

England Media Access
Tom Davies and Dominic Calvert-Lewin perform a drill during an England U21 training session 
Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images

England Under-21 manager Aidy Boothroyd has named a 23-man squad for next month’s European U21 Championship qualifiers, with Everton once again providing the core of the squad.

Defender Jonjoe Kenny, midfielders Tom Davies & Kieran Dowell, and forwards Dominic Calvert-Lewin & Ademola Lookman have been part of the setup for some time now and all retain their spots. Defender/midfielder Callum Connolly has been in the squad previously but has not been called up, though once he starts getting regular games for his loan club Wigan Athletic should come back into the fold.

There were some surprise omissions from the Young Lions announcement with Phil Foden and Jadon Sancho also overlooked, while Chelsea’s on-loan midfielder Mason Mount (at Derby County) and Crystal Palace left-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka have been rewarded for strong starts to the season.

Goalkeepers: Angus Gunn (Southampton), Dean Henderson (Sheffield United, on loan from Manchester United), Freddie Woodman (Newcastle)

Defenders: Ben Chilwell (Leicester City), Jake Clarke-Salter (Vitesse Arnhem, on loan from Chelsea), Dael Fry (Middlesbrough), Jonjoe Kenny (Everton), Ezri Konsa (Brentford), Fikayo Tomori (Derby County, on loan from Chelsea), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Crystal Palace), Kyle Walker-Peters (Tottenham Hotspur)

Midfielders: Lewis Cook (Bournemouth), Tom Davies (Everton), Kieran Dowell (Everton), Mason Mount (Derby, on loan from Chelsea), Josh Onomah (Tottenham Hotspur), Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham)

Forwards: Tammy Abraham (Chelsea), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Demarai Gray (Leicester City), Ademola Lookman (Everton), James Maddison (Leicester City), Dominic Solanke (Liverpool)

(squad list courtesy of Daily Mail)