After Wednesday’s disappointing defeat from a young England side to a very tasty looking France outfit at Wembley, we finally got to see messrs Andy Carroll and Jordan Henderson in an England shirt for the senior team as well as catching another glimpse of Kieran Gibbs. The results were mixed with Carroll delivering a decent performance forced to feed off scraps, Gibbs looking comfortable despite his lack of match practice and Henderson looking a little lost in an unfamiliar holding role. With these three and of course Jack Wilshere sure to be playing for the national team for years to come, just what other youngsters are knocking on the door of the squad? Here’s a list of 10 for your perusal.
Some of these English youngsters are likely to be the mainstay of England’s squad at their home World Cup should their bid to host the 2018 World Cup be successful, but which ones will make the grade?
Profiles written By James McManus