Sunderland’s Wickham and Newcastle’s Ameobi in England Under-21 squad for Scotland tie

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ROY Hodgson has named a 25-man England Under-21 squad for next week’s match against Scotland.

The England Manager is taking charge for the game on Tuesday, before a new head coach is appointed for the start of the Euro qualifying campaign next month.

The under-21 fixture takes place 24 hours before his senior team also face the ‘Auld Enemy’ at Wembley.

There are eight players who receive their first Under-21 call-up, along with eight players who featured in the Euro Championship Finals in Israel last summer.

The group will meet up at St. George’s Park on Saturday evening to begin their preparations for Tuesday’s match.

The Squad:

Goalkeepers: Jonathan Bond (Watford), Jack Butland (Stoke City), Sam Johnstone (Manchester United), George Long (Sheffield United).

Defenders: Eric Dier (Sporting Lisbon), Todd Kane (Blackburn Rovers, loan from Chelsea) Michael Keane (Manchester United), Jack Robinson (Blackpool on loan from Liverpool), Luke Shaw (Southampton), John Stones(Everton), Tom Thorpe (Manchester United), Andre Wisdom (Liverpool).

Midfielders: Ross Barkley (Everton), Nathaniel Chalobah (Chelsea), Tom Carroll (Tottenham Hotspur), Will Hughes (Derby County), Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City).

Wide: Sammy Ameobi (Newcastle United), Thomas Ince (Blackpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Nathan Redmond (Norwich City), Raheem Sterling.

Forwards: Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion) Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), (Liverpool), Connor Wickham (Sunderland).