Eight Championship youngsters have been named in the England under-21 squad for the upcoming Euro Under-21’s competition.
Marcus Bettinelli, Jonathan Bond, Ben Gibson, Will Hughes, Jake Forster-Caskey, Nathan Redmond, Benik Afobe and Cauley Woodrow have all been named in the provisional 27 man squad, which will be cut down to 23.
Marcus Bettinelli has just finished his breakthrough campaign at Fulham and is currently being watched by Chelsea after some top performances for the Whites.
Jonathan Bond maybe Watford’s second team keeper, but that doesn’t distract from the fact that he’s a top talent.
Ben Gibson has had a magnificent season at Middlesbrough, making up the best defence in the Championship, he’ll be hoping to lead Boro to the Premier League in the play off final.
Will Hughes has had another fantastic season at Derby County and was named the Rams’ player of the season this year.
Jake Forster-Caskey has had better seasons with Brighton but has been a regular in the England under-21 set up for a few years.
Nathan Redmond was subject to interest from Southampton last summer but no deal came to fruition. He’s had a super season at Norwich and could fire them to the Premier League in the play -ff final.
Benik Afobe has had the best season of his career at MK Dons and Wolves respectively, joining the latter from Arsenal in January. With a total of 32 goals scored this season, he’ll surely make the cut for the competition.
Cauley Woodrow hasn’t had a brilliant season for Fulham and after appearing 25 times for the Whites he’s only scored 3 times.
The number of call ups demonstrates the amount of talent in the Championship at the moment, and we at FLW wish all the players the best of luck this summer!