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Connolly Called Up To England Under-19s

16 March 2016

Barnsley's on-loan defender Callum Connolly has been called up to represent England Under-19s.

Young Lions' Head Coach Aidy Boothroyd has named the defender in his 18-man squad for his side’s forthcoming fixtures in the Elite Round of the UEFA U19s European Championship in Spain.

The Young Lions fly out on Monday, to face a triple header of games, as they bid to qualify for the summer’s finals in Germany.

England will kick off against Georgia on Thursday (March 24, 5pm kick off local time) at the Estadio Luis Rodriguez in Salvador and two days later will travel to the Estadio Municipal in Ciudad de Lepe, to face Greece on Saturday (26 March, 5pm kick-off local time) before their final game, also at the Estadio Municipal in Ciudad de Lepe, on Tuesday (29 March, 5pm kick off local time) against hosts Spain.

Connolly will miss the Reds' home game against Scunthorpe on Good Friday and trip to Port Vale on Easter Monday.

England Under 19s squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Freddie Woodman (Newcastle United), Sam Howes (West Ham United)

Defenders: Callum Connolly (Everton - on loan at Barnsley), Jonjoe Kenny (Everton -on loan Oxford United), Jake Clarke-Salter (Chelsea) Taylor Moore (RC Lens), Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (Manchester United), Kyle Walker-Peters (Tottenham Hotspur), Dael Fry (Middlesbrough)

Midfielders: Lewis Cook (Leeds United) Josh Onomah (Tottenham Hotspur), Ainsley Maitland Niles (Arsenal - on loan Ipswich Town), Ryan Ledson (Everton - on loan Cambridge United)

Forwards: Sheyi Ojo (Liverpool), Patrick Roberts (Manchester City - on loan Celtic), Isaiah Brown (Chelsea - on loan Vitesse Arnhem), Adam Armstrong (Newcastle United - on loan Coventry City) Tammy Abraham (Chelsea)

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