Date: 2nd June 2009 at 9:36am
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Injuries to Newcastle defender Steven Taylor and Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck have forced coach Stuart Pearce into making the late changes. – The BBC

WOLVES defender Richard Stearman and Tottenham midfielder Danny Rose have been given international call ups by England Under-21 coach Stuart Pearce following the withdrawals of Steven Taylor and Danny Welbeck.

Richard Stearman has featured for the Under-21’s before in another friendly against the Czech Republic towards the end of last year.

On Monday, 8 June he could now feature again in another Friendly Match against Azerbaijan U21.

England Under-21 squad:

Joe Hart (Manchester City), Joe Lewis (Peterborough), Scott Loach (Watford);

Martin Cranie (Portsmouth), Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal), Michael Mancienne (Chelsea), Nedum Onuoha (Manchester City), Micah Richards (Manchester City), Andrew Taylor (Middlesbrough), Richard Stearman (Wolves), James Tomkins (West Ham);

Lee Cattermole (Wigan), Andrew Driver (Hearts), Craig Gardner (Aston Villa), Adam Johnson (Middlesbrough), James Milner (Aston Villa), Fabrice Muamba (Bolton), Mark Noble (West Ham), Jack Rodwell (Everton), Danny Rose (Tottenham);

Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa), Frazier Campbell (Manchester United)

Vital Wolves Comment: With the European Championships just around the corner, this could be an important game for England young lions.



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