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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain given first call up to England Under 21s

02 Feb 2011 20:19:07

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain given first call up to England Under 21s

Alex Oxlade- Chamberlain put the disappointment of missing out on a Barclays Premier League move behind him on Wednesday with an England U21 call-up. The Southampton striker, 17, was named in the U19 squad last week but has been promoted for Tuesday's friendly in Italy after a series of excellent displays. Under 21s manager Stuart Pearce said: 'He is showing a lot of promise so we thought we'd bring him into the squad.' On the radar: Despite playing in League One, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (left) has been tracked by many Premier League clubs U21 SQUAD: Goalkeepers: Fielding (Blackburn), Loach (Watford), Steele (Middlesbrough). Defence: Bennett(Middlesbro), Gibbs (Arsenal), Kelly (Liverpool), Mee (Leicester),Richards (Man City), Smalling (Man Utd), Tomkins (West Ham), Walker(Aston Villa). Midfield: Albrighton(Villa), Cork (Burnley), Delph (Villa), Oxlade-Chamberlain(Southampton), Henderson (Sunderland), Lansbury (Norwich), Muamba(Bolton), Rodwell (Everton), Sinclair (Swansea). Forwards: Delfouneso (Villa), Rodriguez (Burnley), Sturridge (Bolton).  Arsenal continue pursuit of young Southampton star Oxlade-ChamberlainIs Southampton's Oxlade-Chamberlain really worth ?10million?  Explore more:People: Stuart Pearce Places: Liverpool, Norwich, Italy


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