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Leeds’ Cresswell named in most recent England Under-21s squad

Leeds United defender Charlie Cresswell is set to feature for the Young Lions later this month, as they compete in the group stages of the Euro finals.

This year’s competition – which will take place in Georgia and Romania – will see the England Under-21s face Czech Republic, Israel and Germany in their group games. The top two sides in each group will progress to the quarter-final knockout stages of the contest.

England’s campaign begins on Thursday 22nd June when they take on Czech Republic, a team which they beat twice during their Euro qualifying campaign.

This is followed by a clash with Israel on Sunday 25th June, with a game against Germany on Wednesday 28th June bringing the group stages to a close.

Cresswell spent last season on loan at Millwall where he made 30 appearances in all competitions, his time at the London club being brought to a premature end after injuring his eye socket.

Despite the fact he was unable to assist his side to a Championship play-off place after the Lions suffered a crushing final day home defeat to Blackburn, Cresswell’s 5 goals and quality performances at centre-back quickly made him a fan favourite at The Den.

The 20-year-old already has 9 caps for England Under-21s, and will be hoping to get their upcoming campaign off to a positive start with a win against Czech Republic on the 22nd.

England Under-21s squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Josh Griffiths (West Bromwich Albion), Carl Rushworth (Brighton and Hove Albion), James Trafford (Manchester City)

Defenders: Max Aarons (Norwich City), Jarrad Branthwaite (Everton), Levi Colwill (Chelsea), Charlie Cresswell (Leeds United), Taylor Harwood-Bellis (Manchester City), Ben Johnson (West Ham United), Luke Thomas (Leicester City)

Midfielders: Tommy Doyle (Manchester City), Harvey Elliott (Liverpool), James Garner (Everton), Angel Gomes (Lille), Curtis Jones (Liverpool), Jacob Ramsey (Aston Villa), Oliver Skipp (Tottenham Hotspur)

Forwards: Cameron Archer (Aston Villa), Morgan Gibbs-White (Nottingham Forest), Anthony Gordon (Newcastle United), Noni Madueke (Chelsea), Cole Palmer (Manchester City) Emile Smith Rowe (Arsenal)

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