Roy Hodgson names England Under-21 side for Scotland friendly

Manchester United's Jesse Lingard scores his team's first goal against Yokohama F-Marinos during a friendly match on July 23, 2013
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Roy Hodgson names the England Under-21 squad for next week's clash against Scotland, including eight debutants.

Roy Hodgson has picked his 25-man squad for the England Under-21 clash against Scotland next week.

The senior Three Lions boss will take charge of the Under-21s as the Football Association continue to search for Stuart Pearce's successor.

Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling has been named in the group after failing to earn a place in the senior squad, who have welcomed Manchester United youngster Wilfried Zaha.

Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland, Liverpool full-back Andre Wisdom, Swansea City midfielder Jonjo Shelvey and Everton's Ross Barkley have all been named in the set-up.

Manchester United's young midfielder Jesse Lingard has been given his first call-up to the Young Lions after being given a chance by David Moyes during the club's pre-season tour.

Goalkeepers Jonathan Bond and George Long, defenders Todd Kane, John Stones, Eric Dier and Tom Thorpe and striker Saido Berahino have also received their first call-ups.

England Under-21 squad:

Goalkeepers: Jonathan Bond (Watford), Jack Butland (Stoke City), Sam Johnstone (Manchester United), George Long (Sheffield United)

Defenders: Eric Dier (Sporting Lisbon), Todd Kane (Blackburn Rovers, loan from Chelsea) Michael Keane (Manchester United), Jack Robinson (Blackpool on loan from Liverpool), Luke Shaw (Southampton), John Stones(Everton), Tom Thorpe (Manchester United), Andre Wisdom (Liverpool)

Midfielders: Ross Barkley (Everton), Nathaniel Chalobah (Chelsea), Tom Carroll (Tottenham Hotspur), Will Hughes (Derby County), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City)

Forwards: Sammy Ameobi (Newcastle United), Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion) Thomas Ince (Blackpool), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Nathan Redmond (Norwich City), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), Connor Wickham (Sunderland)

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