England Under-21s: Man Utd striker Jesse Lingard called up

Jesse Lingard

Roy Hodgson has called up eight new players for England Under-21s' friendly with Scotland on Tuesday.

Manchester United striker Jesse Lingard and defender Tom Thorpe and West Bromwich Albion forward Saido Berahino are included in a 25-man squad.

Goalkeepers Jonathan Bond of Watford and Sheffield United's George Long also win a first call-up.

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley and Newcastle forward Sammy Ameobi earn recalls.

Barkley has not played for the Under-21s since 2011 and Ameobi is named in the squad for the first time in two years.

Sporting Lisbon defender Eric Dier, who moved to Portugal when he was a child and has been on loan at Everton, steps up from the England Under-20 squad.

The final two new faces are Everton full-back John Stones and Chelsea defender Todd Kane, who is on loan at Blackburn.

Hodgson is taking charge of the junior squad until a successor to Stuart Pearce is appointed.

Pearce's contract was not extended after England lost all three games in June's European Under-21 Championship.

England Under-21s squad:

Goalkeepers: Jonathan Bond (Watford), Jack Butland (Stoke City), Sam Johnstone (Manchester United), George Long (Sheffield United).

Defenders: Eric Dier (Sporting Lisbon), Todd Kane (Blackburn Rovers, on loan from Chelsea) Michael Keane (Manchester United), Jack Robinson (Blackpool on loan from Liverpool), Luke Shaw (Southampton), John Stones (Everton), Tom Thorpe (Manchester United), Andre Wisdom (Liverpool).

Midfielders: Ross Barkley (Everton), Nathaniel Chalobah (Chelsea), Tom Carroll (Tottenham Hotspur), Will Hughes (Derby County), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City).

Forwards: Sammy Ameobi (Newcastle United), Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion), Thomas Ince (Blackpool), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Nathan Redmond (Norwich City), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), Connor Wickham (Sunderland).

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