England call completes a couple of good days for McNeil
I think Dwight McNeil will remember his performance and goal at Everton last Saturday for some time but he can now add to that another call for the England Under-21 squad.
Dwight will be on his way to Slovenia to play in the U21 Euro Finals group stage and we’ll play against Croatia, Portugal and Switzerland with two of the four going through to this summer’s knock out.
Coach Aidy Boothroyd has called up three players for the first time, including goalkeeper Josh Griffiths who is currently on loan from West Brom to Cheltenham, PSV Eindhoven’s Noni Madueke and Emile Smith Rowe of Arsenal.
Switzerland will be our first opponents in Koper on Thursday, 25th March, kicking off at 2 p.m. We then move to the capital Ljubljana to face Portugal on 28th March at 8 p.m. before returning to Koper for the Croatia game on 31st March at 5 p.m. some three days before we are due to play at Southampton.
All those kick offs are UK times and all three games will be screened live by Sky.
The Full Squad
Josef Bursik (Stoke)
Josh Griffiths (Cheltenham, loan from West Brom)
Aaron Ramsdale (Sheffield United)
Max Aarons (Norwich)
Ben Godfrey (Everton)
Marc Guehi (Swansea, loan from Chelsea)
Lloyd Kelly (Bournemouth)
Ryan Sessegnon (Hoffenheim, loan from Tottenham)
Steven Sessegnon (Bristol City, loan from Fulham)
Japhet Tanganga (Tottenham)
Ben Wilmot (Watford)
Tom Davies (Everton)
Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace)
Conor Gallagher (West Brom, loan from Chelsea)
Curtis Jones (Liverpool)
Dwight McNeil (Burnley)
Oliver Skipp (Norwich, loan from Tottenham)
Rhian Brewster (Sheffield United)
Mason Greenwood (Manchester United)
Callum Hudson-Odoi (Chelsea)
Noni Madueke (PSV Eindhoven)
Eddie Nketiah (Arsenal)
Emile Smith Rowe (Arsenal)