Manchester City duo Callum Doyle and Liam Delap have been included in the England U19 squad for the UEFA European Under-19 Championship in Slovakia.
Doyle, on loan at Sunderland for the 2021/22 season, played a key role in helping the Three Lions reach the tournament while Delap also played two games and they are now hoping to join Ian Foster’s side in their pursuit of glory help. The tournament started on Saturday and England play their first game against Austria on Sunday night.
Doyle, who helped Sunderland rise via the League One play-off final last season, has nine caps for the U19s so far, five of them during the Three Lions’ qualifying campaign. He started four times and helped England beat Sweden, the Republic of Ireland and Portugal while also starting a goalless draw against Switzerland.
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Striker Delap, who is heavily linked with a loan move from the Etihad Stadium this summer to help his development, has only represented England Under-19s twice and is still looking for his first international goal at this level. Due to injury problems, he only made 15 appearances for City at all ages during the 2021/22 season.
Despite this, he scored 15 goals, including eight in Premier League 2, in just ten games. He is considered one of the most promising strikers in his age group.
England, who have ambitions to go deep in the tournament, are one of just eight nations taking part in the tournament and were joined in Group B by Austria, Israel and Serbia. After meeting Austria on Sunday night, the Three Lions will face Serbia on Wednesday night and Israel on Saturday night. All three games start at 19:00 BST and will be streamed live on BBC iPlayer.
Full England U19 squad for U19 European Championship 2022:
Goalkeeper: Matthew Cox (Brentford), Harvey Davies (Liverpool) and Teddy Sharman-Lowe (Chelsea).
Defender: Luke Chambers (Liverpool), Callum Doyle (Manchester City), Ronnie Edwards (Peterborough United), Bashir Humphreys (Chelsea), Brooke Norton-Cuffy (Arsenal), Daniel Oyegoke (Brentford) and Jarell Quansah (Liverpool).
Midfield player: Carney Chukwuemeka (Aston Villa), Alfie Devine (Tottenham Hotspur), Jamie Bynoe-Gittens (Borussia Dortmund), Sam Iling-Junior (Juventus), Tim Iroegbunam (Aston Villa), Aaron Ramsey (Aston Villa), Alex Scott (Bristol City ). ) & Harvey Vale (Chelsea).
Striker: Liam Delap (Manchester City), Daniel Jebbison (Sheffield United) and Dane Scarlett (Tottenham Hotspur).
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