McQueen nets first international call

By SFC Media Thu 16 Mar International

Sam McQueen has joined Southampton teammate Jack Stephens in the England Under-21 squad for the forthcoming games against Germany and Denmark.

McQueen, who originally broke into the first team during 2014, has become an established part of Claude Puel’s squad this season, which has been rewarded with a first ever international call-up. Stephens, meanwhile will hope to add to his seven caps with one goal to-date at that level.

New U21s boss Aidy Boothroyd has named the Saints pair in his first squad since taking over from Gareth Southgate earlier this year, following the latter’s promotion to England senior boss.

McQueen and Stephens will be part of The Young Lions squad which will head to Wiesbaden for the first game against the Germans on Friday 24th March.

They will then head north across the border into Denmark to face their second hosts of the international week, at the BioNutria Park in Randers on Monday 27th March.

The trip has been organised as preparations for July’s Euro Finals in Poland continue, and follow on from November’s game against Italy, where Stephens scored the winner in a 3-2 victory at St Mary’s.

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