Loaned out Newcastle defender Lascelles in England U21 squad

CALLED-UP ... Jamaal Lascelles.
CALLED-UP ... Jamaal Lascelles.

NEWCASTLE United defender Jamaal Lascelles has been named in the latest England Under-21 squad.

Lascelles – who joined Newcastle in the summer but was immediately loaned back to Nottingham Forest – is now in contention to play in the crucial European Championship play-off games against Croatia.

The 20-year-old has represented England at all age levels from Under-18 upwards, excluding the senior team.

He made his debut for the Under-21s in last month’s qualifier against Moldova.