Derby County striker Mason Bennett has received a call-up to England’s Under-17 squad for the St George's Park International Tournament later this summer.
England will face Italy, Portugal and Turkey in the St George's Park International Tournament, which runs from 29th August to 2nd September, and matches will be played at Burton Albion, Northampton Town and Hinckley United’s home grounds.
Capped at England Under-16 and Under-17 level, 16-year-old Bennett became Derby County’s youngest-ever player last season aged 15 years and 99 days when he took his place in the starting XI against Middlesbrough.
As a result of the call-up, Bennett will be unavailable for Derby’s home game with Watford on 1st September.
England Under 17 Squad -Goalkeepers: Daniel Atkinson (Leeds United), Angus Gunn (Manchester City) Defenders: Josh Aina (Chelsea), Max Clark (Hull City), Callum Jones (West Bromwich Albion), Connor Ogilvie (Tottenham Hotspur), Ashley Smith-Brown (Manchester City) Midfielders: Reece Brown (Birmingham City), Kean Bryan (Manchester City), Charlie Colkett (Chelsea), Dan Crowley (Aston Villa), Connor Hunte (Chelsea), Bryn Morris (Middlesbrough), Oluwaseyi Ojo (Liverpool) Forwards:Mason Bennett (Derby County), George Green (Everton), Alex Kiwomya (Chelsea), Jerome Sinclair (Liverpool)
Bennett has featured in all of Derby’s first-team pre-season friendlies so far this summer, despite only becoming a first-year scholar in July, and scored in the Rams’ 4-3 win at Northampton Town last month.