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Provisional England U20 Squad Named For World Cup

Peter Taylor has selected the likes of Sam Byram to potentially make their debuts.

Peter Taylor has selected the likes of Sam Byram to potentially make their debuts.

England U20 manager Peter Taylor has named a provisional 35-man contingent of which he will choose 21 players to take to the FIFA U20 World Cup in Turkey.

The large majority of the squad have previous experience at this level but Taylor could hand debuts to Sam Byram, Gael Bigirimana, Donervorn Daniels and Alex Pritchard.

Captain Conor Coady is included along with seven other players who won the European U17 Championship in 2010.

Taylor told the FA’s official website: “There’s players on there like Ross Barkley of Everton, who has played for the first team this year, John Lundstram, who is also at Everton but has been out on loan at Doncaster this year and James Ward-Prowse at Southampton.

“Nathan Redmond of Birmingham has had an outstanding season and is a clever winger. He can play as a number 10, as they call it, also.

“Sam Byram, everyone thinks he’s going to go to the Premier League. I did speak to Brian McDermott and he’s desperate to keep him. He’s really happy with him.

“And there are players like [Adam] Reach and [Luke] Williams of Middlesbrough, who have had decent seasons in the Championship.

“So there are players there who have a lot of experience playing with Premier League teams.

“I am convinced they will have a great experience from this tournament.”

Full squad (taken from thefa.com)

Goalkeepers
Jamal Blackman (Chelsea), Sam Johnstone (Manchester United), George Long (Sheffield United), Connor Ripley (Middlesbrough)

Defenders
Jake Bidwell (Everton), Sam Byram (Leeds United), Donervorn Daniels (West Bromwich Albion), Eric Dier (Sporting Lisbon), Jon Flanagan (Liverpool), Luke Garbutt (Everton), Michael Keane (Manchester United), Jamaal Lascelles (Nottingham Forest), Liam Moore (Leicester City), Daniel Potts (West Ham United), Adam Reach (Middlesbrough), Jack Robinson (Liverpool), John Stones (Everton), Tom Thorpe (Manchester United)

Midfielders
Ross Barkley (Everton), Gael Bigirimana (Newcastle United), Jake Caskey (Brighton & Hove Albion), Conor Coady (Liverpool), Larnell Cole (Manchester United), John Lundstram (Everton), Alex Pritchard (Tottenham Hotspur), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

Forwards
Patrick Bamford (Chelsea), Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion), Adam Campbell (Newcastle United), Max Clayton (Crewe Alexandra), Rob Hall (West Ham United), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Chris Long (Everton), Nathan Redmond (Birmingham City), Luke Williams (Middlesbrough)

 

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