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Published 01 October 2021 4 min read
England Youth Teams

MU20s squad named for Italy and Czech tests

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Nicholas Veevers

Young Lions have two games scheduled in October, with one at home and one away


The England men’s under-20 squad to play Italy and Czech Republic this month has been named by head coach Andy Edwards.
After kick-starting their season with an impressive 6-1 win over Romania at St. George’s Park in September, the Young Lions will this month have chance to perform in front of a home crowd.
Their first game against Italy is being staged at Chesterfield’s Technique Stadium on Thursday 7 October (7pm kick-off), before they head over to face the Czechs in Teplice on Monday 11 October (4pm kick-off).
And Edwards has selected a 23-strong group for the games with the squad meeting at St. George’s Park next week to begin their preparations.
Joe Gelhardt was among the goals during England MU20s' win over Romania last month
Joe Gelhardt was among the goals during England MU20s' win over Romania last month
The Squad
Goalkeepers: Matthew Cox (Brentford), James Trafford (Accrington Stanley, loan from Manchester City), Bradley Young (Leicester City) ^
Defenders: Jarrad Branthwaite (Everton)**, Dennis Cirkin (Sunderland), Cody Drameh (Leeds United), James Hill (Fleetwood Town), Kaine Kesler Hayden (Aston Villa)****, Henry Lawrence (AFC Wimbledon, loan from Chelsea)*, Teden Mengi (Manchester United), Nathan Wood (Hibernian, loan from Middlesbrough)
Midfielders: Faustino Anjorin (Lokomotiv Moscow, loan from Chelsea), Miguel Azeez (Portsmouth, loan from Arsenal), Lewis Bate (Leeds United), Leighton Clarkson (Blackburn Rovers, loan from Liverpool), Jensen Weir (Cambridge United, loan from Brighton & Hove Albion) 
Forwards: Sam Greenwood (Leeds United), Jaden Philogene-Bidace (Aston Villa), Jesurun Rak-Sakyi (Crystal Palace), Morgan Rogers (AFC Bournemouth, loan from Manchester City), Jay Stansfield (Fulham)***

* Replaces Joshua Wilson-Esbrand (Manchester City) who is injured
** Replaces Clinton Mola (VFB Stuttgart) who joins MU21s squad
*** Replaces Joseph Gelhardt (Leeds United) who joins MU21s squad
**** Replaces Ethan Laird (Swansea City, loan from Manchester United) who is injured
^ Replaces Teddy Sharman-Lowe (Chelsea) who is injured
- Anthony Gordon withdrawn from squad
- James McAtee withdrawn from squad