Saints defender Luke Shaw has been named in the England Under-18 squad for the first time.

The 17-year-old left back has been included by head coach Noel Blake for a friendly against Italy later this month.

Shaw has featured for both the under-16 and under-17 national sides, but has now been stepped up a level.

He was promoted to the Saints first-team during the summer and has made one appearance so far this season, in the 4-1 Capital One Cup win at Stevenage.

England will face Italy at Mansfield Town on Wednesday, October 24.