Saints’ teenage full-back Luke Shaw has been called-up to the England Under-21 squad for the first time, ahead of next week’s friendly against Sweden.

The 17-year-old has been fast-tracked into Stuart Pearce’s team after a string of impressive displays in the Premier League this season.

Shaw is joined in the squad by his teammate and regular under-21 selection Nathaniel Clyne.

England will face Sweden next Tuesday, at Walsall’s Banks’s Stadium.


Ben Amos (Manchester United), Declan Rudd (Norwich City), Jason Steele (Middlesbrough)


Ryan Bennett (Norwich City), Nathaniel Clyne (Southampton), Craig Dawson (Bolton Wanderers - loan from West Brom), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Tom Lees (Leeds United), Jack Robinson (Liverpool), Luke Shaw (Southampton), Adam Smith (Millwall - loan from Tottenham Hotspur), Andre Wisdom (Liverpool)


Nat Chalobah (Watford - loan from Chelsea), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Will Hughes (Derby County), Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest), Jason Lowe (Blackburn Rovers), Josh McEachran (Middlesbrough - loan from Chelsea), Jonjo Shelvey (Liverpool), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool)


Benik Afobe (Bolton Wanderers - loan from Arsenal), Tom Ince (Blackpool), Connor Wickham (Sunderland), Wilfred Zaha (Crystal Palace - loan from Manchester United)