Ryan Bennett and Declan Rudd handed England Under-21 calls

Norwich City duo Ryan Bennett and Declan Rudd have been called up to England Under-21's squad as they bid for 2013 European Championship qualifying.

The England youngsters face a trip to Azerbaijan on Thursday, September 6, before returning home to take on Norway at Chesterfield's Proact Stadium the following Monday.

Centre-back Bennett and goalkeeper Rudd played the full 90 minutes in the Canaries' 2-1 Capital One Cup round two win over Scunthorpe United on Tuesday night.

The pair have been regular members of Stuart Pearce's Under-21 set-up, while Bennett was also included in the standby list for Pearce's Team GB squad at the London Olympics.

• England Under-21: Ben Amos (Manchester United), Declan Rudd (Norwich), Jason Steele (Middlesbrough); Ryan Bennett (Norwich), Steven Caulker (Tottenham), Nathaniel Clyne (Southampton), Craig Dawson (West Brom), Martin Kelly (Liverpool), Ben Marshall (Leicester) Danny Rose (Tottenham), Adam Smith (Tottenham); Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Thomas Ince (Blackpool), Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest), Jason Lowe (Blackburn), Josh McEachran (Chelsea), Jack Rodwell (Manchester City), Jonjo Shelvey (Liverpool), Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace); Nathan Delfouneso (Aston Villa), Marvin Sordell (Bolton), Connor Wickham (Sunderland), Martyn Waghorn (Leicester).

You may also want to watch:

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus