Defender Steven Taylor has been selected in the England Under-17s squad to face France at Scunthorpe United’s Glanford Park on Wednesday December 11 at 7pm.
England coach John Peacock has also put midfielder Ben Webster on standby for the game.
Stephen and Gary Caldwell have been selected for the Scotland ‘Future Squad’ (that’s B team to you and me) to face Germany on December 17.
Michael Chopra and Richard Offiong have been omitted from the England Under-20 squad to face Switzerland next week, despite their starring roles in the 5-3 defeat by Italy last week.
Coach Les Reed has said that he is rotating a squad of 40 for the December fixtures, but inevitably press reports have read more into it – suggesting that Newcastle withdrew Chopra from the squad as he will face Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday.