Date: 5th June 2017 at 10:09pm
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Leicester City duo Ben Chilwell and Demarai Gray find themselves back in Aidy Boothroyd’s England Under 21 squad for this summer’s Under 21 European Championships.

Boothroyd yesterday announced his 23 man squad for the European Championship finals out in Poland this month, and having held a number of training camps at St George’s Park, his initial 28 man selection has been cut to 23 and the duo make the final squad.

They group together on Wednesday before heading out to Poland next week and England, when qualifying, became the only nation to reach the Finals for a sixth successive year – so hopes are high for the competition that sees us kick off against Sweden in Kielce on Friday June 16.

Boothroyd told theFA.com.

‘We have some good players and like for any international team, bringing them all together and getting them all to work as a single unit, that is always the challenging part. But we`ve got players with big game experience now, lads who have played in cup finals, play-off finals, big games and a couple of senior internationals. In this particular age group we have a very capable, mature squad with a nice balance between the soldiers and the artists, so I`m really looking forward to it. I think we`re well equipped on paper and it`s now about putting some hard work in on the grass, which we`ve been doing over the last three weeks to be ready for the tournament.’

After the kick off against reigning European Champions Sweden, England face Slovakia on Monday June 19 before rounding off the group stage with a clash against hosts Poland on Thursday June 22.

Goalkeepers:
Angus Gunn (Manchester City), Jonathan Mitchell (Derby County), Jordan Pickford (Sunderland).

Defenders:
Calum Chambers (Arsenal), Ben Chilwell (Leicester City), Kortney Hause (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Rob Holding (Arsenal), Mason Holgate (Everton), Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Alfie Mawson (Swansea City), Jack Stephens (Southampton), Matt Targett (Southampton).

Midfielders:
Lewis Baker (Chelsea), Nathaniel Chalobah (Chelsea), Jack Grealish (Aston Villa), Will Hughes (Derby County), John Swift (Reading), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton).

Forwards:
Tammy Abraham (Chelsea), Demarai Gray (Leicester City), Jacob Murphy (Norwich City), Nathan Redmond (Southampton), Cauley Woodrow (Fulham).

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