England U21s Announce Euro 2015 Squad: Kane In, Shaw Out
Gareth Southgate's announced his England Under-21 squad for the upcoming Euro Championships
PFA Young Player of the Year, Harry Kane, has been included in the England Under-21 squad for the upcoming European Championships which is to be held in the Czech Republic.
Premier League hotshots Saido Berahino and Danny Ings, who play for West Brom and Burnley respectively, have also been included, but £30m Manchester United full-back Luke Shaw is omitted.
Gareth Southgate's Under-21 side have won 13 of their last 14 matches and head to the championships in June in blistering form.
England will come up against Italy, Portugal and Sweden in the group stages of the competition, which commences on the 17th of June.
We go there as one of the favourites, we go there with belief and we want to challenge Southgate stated.
Weve had individual achievements of players being promoted to the senior side, but now they have the opportunity to go and create a bit of history
Manchester United boss, Louis Van Gaal, was granted his wish in seeing Luke Shaw being left out of the squad after an injury-disrupted campaign that has seen the youngster feature in only 16 Premier League games.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino will however be left disappointed after his star-striker, Kane, was selected for the tournament despite the Argentinians plea for the 21-year-old to be left out.
Southgate resisted the temptation to include eligible senior squad players such as Liverpools Raheem Sterling, Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Manchester Uniteds Phil Jones, stating: With the guys that have been up with Roy for a year, I dont feel it serves any purpose to bring them down into our squad.
This, despite Southgates claims that England Manager Hodgson gave him full permission to take who you want to.
The 27-man England Squad in full;
Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham), Jonathan Bond (Watford), Jack Butland (Stoke City)
Calum Chambers (Arsenal), Eric Dier (Spurs), Luke Garbutt (Everton), Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough), Carl Jenkinson (Arsenal), Michael Keane (Burnley), Liam Moore (Leicester City), John Stones (Everton), Matt Targett (Southampton)
Tom Carroll (Spurs), Nathaniel Chalobah (Chelsea), Will Hughes (Derby County), Jake Forster-Caskey (Brighton), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea), Alex Pritchard (Spurs), Nathan Redmond (Norwich City), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)
Harry Kane (Spurs), Benik Afobe (Wolves), Patrick Bamford (Chelsea), Saido Berahino (West Brom), Danny Ings (Burnley), Cauley Woodrow (Fulham)