England call-ups for Newcastle and Middlesbrough prospects

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Newcastle United winger Alex Gilliead has been called-up to the England Under-20s squad for the upcoming double-header against France.

The teenager, currently on loan at Carlisle United, is part of Keith Downing's 20-man squad for the games in Brittany.

Meanwhile, Hartlepool-born Middlesbrough midfielder Bryn Morris has also been called-up. England regular Morris is currently on a loan spell at League Two side York City.

Gilliead's latest call-up comes after he impressed at the Mercedes-Benz Elite Cup in Germany last month, helping England to beat Holland and Turkey before a narrow defeat to the hosts.

The Young Lions face Les Bleus in St. Brieuc on 11th November and then in Ploufragan three days later.

The England under-20s squad to face France is: Ted Smith (Southend United), Russell Griffiths (Everton), Ashley Smith-Brown (Manchester City), Ola Aina (Chelsea), Mason Holgate (Everton), Ben Chilwell (Leicester City), Reece Burke (Bradford City, on loan from West Ham), Baily Cargill (AFC Bournemouth), Bryn Morris (York City, on loan from Middlesbrough), Harry Winks (Tottenham Hotspur), Reece Brown (Birmingham), Cameron Brannagan (Liverpool), Matt Grimes (Swansea City), Brandon Barker (Manchester City), Charlie Colkett (Chelsea), Demarai Gray (Birmingham City), Ryan Kent (Coventry City, on loan from Liverpool), Alex Gillead (Carlisle United, on loan from Newcastle), Tyler Walker (Nottingham Forest), Sam Gallagher (MK Dons, on loan from Southampton).