Watford's Scott Loach tweets England Under-21 omission

Scott Loach
Loach has been part of two senior England squads

Watford goalkeeper Scott Loach has revealed he will not be part of Stuart Pearce's England Under-21 squad for the European Championships.

The 22-year-old, who has 14 under-21 caps, looks to have been cut from Pearce's initial 40-man squad ahead of the finals in Denmark in June.

He tweeted: "Didn't make final 23..so no more 21s for me.

"Just an honour to have gained 14 caps for my country. Time to relax n have a few weeks off now."

Loach, a product of the Watford academy, played 46 times for the Hornets this season as they finished 14th in the Championship.

He has been named in two full England squads, the first time in August for a friendly against Hungary following the withdrawal of Ben Foster and Paul Robinson.

A month later he was included in Fabio Capello's party for Euro 2012 qualifying matches with Bulgaria and Switzerland.

Foster's decision last week to make himself unavailable for his country may have boosted Loach's chances of becoming a more regular fixture with the senior setup.

Loach's omission from the under-21s comes after Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger announced that midfielder Jack Wilshere has been told he will travel to Denmark.

Pearce was initially expected to release details of his final 23-man squad on 1 June, but the announcement may now come as early as Thursday.

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