Dream week for Leeds United's Charlie Cresswell continues with international call as England under-21s squad is revealed

Young Leeds United defender Charlie Cresswell has been handed a second call-up to the England under-21s squad for October's European Championships qualifiers.

Friday, 1st October 2021, 10:41 am
Updated Friday, 1st October 2021, 10:42 am

Nineteen-year-old Whites Academy graduate Cresswell has enjoyed a superb September, the centre-back making his league debut when playing the full duration of last weekend's 2-1 defeat at home to Premier League visitors West Ham United.

Cresswell had already received his first call-up to the England under-21s squad and was on the bench for last month's UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifier at home to Kosovo in which Lee Carsley's young Three Lions recorded a 2-0 victory.

Fresh from his Whites league debut, Cresswell has again been included in Carsley's latest squad who face two more Euros qualifiers in October.

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Carsley's side will take on Slovenia at Stadion Celje in a 7.15pm kick-off on Thursday, October 7 before facing Andorra at the Estadi Nacional on Monday, October 11.

Four Whites players are current England under-20 internationals - Joe Gelhardt, Sam Greenwood, Lewis Bate and Cody Drameh.

FULL ENGLAND UNDER-21S SQUAD:

Goalkeepers: Joe Bursik (Stoke City), Etienne Green (St. Etienne), Josh Griffiths (Lincoln City, loan from West Bromwich Albion).

CONTINUED PROGRESS: For nineteen-year-old Leeds United centre-back Charlie Cresswell, above, who has secured another England under-21s call. Photo by George Wood/Getty Images.

Defenders: Max Aarons (Norwich City), Levi Samuels-Colwill (Huddersfield Town, loan from Chelsea), Charlie Cresswell (Leeds United), Marc Guehi (Crystal Palace), Taylor Harwood-Bellis (Anderlecht, loan from Manchester City), Valentino Livramento (Southampton), Luke Thomas (Leicester City).

Midfielders: Tommy Doyle (Hamburg, loan from Manchester City), Conor Gallagher (Crystal Palace, loan from Chelsea), Jimmy Garner (Nottingham Forest, loan from Manchester United), Curtis Jones (Liverpool), Cole Palmer (Manchester City), Jacob Ramsey (Aston Villa), Oliver Skipp (Tottenham Hotspur).

Forward: Folarin Balogun (Arsenal), Rhian Brewster (Sheffield United), Angel Gomes (Lille), Tyreece John-Jules (Blackpool, loan from Arsenal), Noni Madueke (PSV Eindhoven), Emile Smith-Rowe (Arsenal).

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Thank you Laura Collins