Matthew Briggs has earned another call-up to the England under-21 squad for the forthcoming qualifiers against Iceland and Norway.
The Fulham left back made his Under-21 debut in last month’s Euro 2013 qualifying opener against Azerbaijan. The 20 year-old made a goal in a comprehensive 6-0 win for England at Vicarage Road. Stuart Pearce has included Briggs alongside the uncapped Jason Lowe and Ryan Bennett.
Pearce’s side travel to Reyjavik to face Iceland on October 6, before taking on Norway in Drammen on October 11 in two games that are sure to shape the Group 8 table.
FULL ENGLAND UNDER-21 SQUAD
GOALKEEPERS: Ben Amos (Manchester United), Jack Butland (Cheltenham Town – on loan from Birmingham), Declan Rudd (Norwich City).
DEFENDERS: Nathan Baker (Aston Villa), Joe Bennett (Middlesbrough), Ryan Bennett (Peterborough United), Matthew Briggs (Fulham), Craig Dawson (West Bromwich Albion), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Martin Kelly (Liverpool), Adam Smith (MK Dons – on loan from Tottenham Hotspur), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur).
MIDFIELDERS: Ross Barkley (Everton), Gary Gardner (Aston Villa), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Henri Lansbury (West Ham United – on loan from Arsenal), Jason Lowe (Blackburn Rovers), Josh McEachran (Chelsea), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Jack Rodwell (Everton), Jonjo Shelvey (Liverpool).
FORWARDS: Nathan Delfouneso (Aston Villa), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), Marvin Sordell (Watford), Martyn Waghorn (Hull City – on loan from Leicester City), Danny Welbeck (Manchester United), Connor Wickham (Sunderland).