Gardener was not selected in the original party, but when the likes of Wayne Rooney and Darren Ambrose pulled out, the youngster was called into the squad.
He will also be appearing for the England Under-18s against Tunisia later in the month, along with team mates Lewis Guy and Neil McDermott.
If you want to see Ross in action the Under-19 fixtures are listed below, and there is coverage of them on Sky.
European U19 Championship 2002/2003
1st Qualifying Round Mini-Tournament
Sunday 3rd November, 4pm
Macedonia v England
Kidderminster Harriers FC
Ticket hotline: 01562 823 931
Tuesday 5th November, 7.30pm
Moldova v England
Rushden & Diamonds FC
Ticket hotline: 01933 652 936
Thursday 7th November, 7.30pm
England v Romania
Northampton Town FC
Ticket hotline: 01604 588 338 ext 1
Adults - £3 in advance, £5 on night
Kids/OAPs - £1 (same on night and in advance)