Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling in England Under-21 squad

Raheem Sterling (right)

Raheem Sterling has been included in England's squad for the European Under-21 Championship qualifiers against San Marino and Lithuania.

The Liverpool winger, 18, missed recent games against Moldova and Finland as he was on senior-team duty, but is in a 24-man party alongside Blackpool's fit-again midfielder Tom Ince.

Burnley striker Danny Ings wins his first international call-up.

West Ham's Ravel Morrison is also in the U21s squad for the first time.

The 20-year-old attacking midfielder was previously capped at U16, U17 and U18 levels, while 21-year-old Ings has scored 10 goals in 13 games for the Clarets to help them to the top of the Championship.

Manager Gareth Southgate's side travel to San Marino on Thursday 10 October before playing Lithuania at Ipswich Town's Portman Road five days later.

England Under-21 squad: Bond (Watford), Butland (Barnsley, on loan from Stoke City), Long (Sheffield United); Dier (Sporting Lisbon), Jenkinson (Arsenal), Keane (Manchester United), Robinson (Blackpool, on loan from Liverpool), Shaw (Southampton), Stones (Everton); Carroll (QPR, on loan from Tottenham Hotspur), Chalobah (Nottingham Forest, on loan from Chelsea), Hughes (Derby County), Morrison (West Ham United), Ward-Prowse (Southampton); Ameobi (Newcastle United), Ince (Blackpool), Lingard (Birmingham City, on loan from Manchester United), Redmond (Norwich City), Sterling (Liverpool), Zaha (Manchester United); Berahino (West Bromwich Albion), Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Ings (Burnley), Powell (Wigan Athletic, on loan from Manchester United).

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