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SportSolanke receives England U21 call from Boothroyd

18:20  14 march  2019
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Mepham backs Solanke to find scoring boots sooner rather than later

Mepham backs Solanke to find scoring boots sooner rather than later AFC Bournemouth defender Chris Mepham has issued words of encouragement to team-mate Dominic Solanke. The Bournemouth Echo write that Solanke is yet to score for the Cherries since joining on a permanent deal from Liverpool in January. The 21-year-old, who was previously at Chelsea, has made three Premier League appearances since his £17.5m after arriving with a minor injury problem. The Englishman came close to scoring in last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers but was denied by Rui Patricio.

England 's national Under-21 football team, also known as England Under-21s or England U 21 (s), is considered to be the feeder team for the England national football team.

England U 21 's netted 5 goals in a superb away win to Denmark, stretching their unbeaten run to 22 games. Dominic Solanke and Dominic Calvert-Lewin both had a brace, whilst Demarai Gray was on the scoresheet too as Aidy Boothroyd 's Young Lions' secured a comfortable victory.

Solanke receives England U21 call from Boothroyd © Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Sport AFC Bournemouth v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League

England U21s manager Aidy Boothroyd has called on the services of AFC Bournemouth’s Dominic Solanke for his side’s upcoming fixtures.

The Bournemouth Echo report that Solanke could represent the Three Lions youngsters at the Vitality Stadium in the second of their two fixtures this month.

The striker is yet to find the back of the net for the Cherries in four Premier League appearances since his £19m January move from Liverpool.

With Calum Wilson returning to full fitness, the 21-year-old is likely to not feature heavily in the coming weeks for Eddie Howe’s team.

Southgate eyeing Townsend for England call-up

Southgate eyeing Townsend for England call-up England manager Gareth Southgate is considering an England call-up for Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend. According to The Mirror, he was in attendance as Palace beat Burnley 3-1 away from home, in order to keep tabs on Townsend’s performance. The report claims that he is weighing up whether or not to include him in his England squad for the upcoming European Championship qualifiers later this month. Southgate is said to have been impressed by Townsend’s performances for Palace in the Premier League. The winger has four goals and three assists for the Eagles so far this season.

Two goals from Dominic Solanke saw England U 21 s secure an impressive 2-1 victory against Italy U 21 s in a friendly in Ferrara on Thursday night. The Liverpool forward gave Aidy Boothroyd 's side the lead in the 11th minute before Juventus winger Moise Kean equalised two minutes from half-time.

Solanke 's Liverpool minutes concerns Boothroyd . He received his first England cap in November when he came on as a second-half substitute in a friendly with Brazil. Boothroyd 's comments come after England manager Gareth Southgate called for Premier League clubs to give more opportunities

Solanke receives England U21 call from Boothroyd © Jan Kruger/Getty Images Sport Jan Kruger/Getty Images Sport

That has not put off Boothroyd, who saw Solanke score four goals in the Young Lions’ European Championship qualifying campaign.

The finals take place in Italy and San Marino this summer with this months matches acting as a warm-up friendlies for the tournament.

Solanke and co will take on Poland at Bristol City’s Ashton Gate before a clash with Germany at the Vitality on March 26th.

Cherries fans will hope the former Liverpool forward can use the matches to sharpen his skills before returning to top-flight action away at Leicester City on March 30th.

Gibbs-White could make England squad for U21 Euros.
England U21s manager Aidy Boothroyd has revealed Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Morgan Gibbs-White is in contention for this summer’s European Championships. BT Sport report that Gibbs-White has so far represented the Three Lions up to U19 level, including in this international break. The 19-year-old has made 21 Premier League appearances for Wolves this season, although only four of those have come from the start of the match. His ability to compete

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