Chelsea midfielder Lewis Baker recalled to England Under-21s squad

Gareth Southgate recalls Chelsea midfielder Lewis Baker to his England Under-21s side one year after his last appearance for the Young Lions.

England Under-21s manager Gareth Southgate has recalled Chelsea midfielder Lewis Baker to the side, one year after his last appearance for the Young Lions.

Baker, who is currently playing on loan for Vitesse, last featured for the team in a European playoff against Croatia in October 2014.

Southgate has picked a 23-man squad for a Euro qualifier against Kazakhstan, which will be held on October 13 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

The majority of players who performed in the side's wins over USA Under-23s and Norway last month have been selected in the latest squad.

In addition, Everton defender Brendan Galloway has returned to the setup, along with Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom and Bury's on-loan goalkeeper Christian Walton.

England Under-21 squad:

Goalkeepers: Angus Gunn (Manchester City), Jordan Pickford (Preston North End, loan from Sunderland), Christian Walton (Bury, loan from Brighton & Hove Albion)

Defenders: Calum Chambers (Arsenal), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Brendan Galloway (Everton), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Kortney Hause (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers) Jack Stephens (Middlesbrough, loan from Southampton), Matt Targett (Southampton)

Midfielders: Lewis Baker (Vitesse Arnhem, loan from Chelsea), Nathaniel Chalobah (Napoli, loan from Chelsea), Jake Forster-Caskey (MK Dons, loan from Brighton & Hove Albion), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

Forwards: Chuba Akpom (Hull City, loan from Arsenal), Jordon Ibe (Liverpool), Solly March (Brighton & Hove Albion), Nathan Redmond (Norwich City), Duncan Watmore (Sunderland), James Wilson (Manchester United), Cauley Woodrow (Fulham)

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England Under-21 manager Gareth Southgate gives instructions to his players during a training session at St Georges Park on September 3, 2013
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