Midfielder named in Gareth Southgate's latest England U21 squad.

Derby County midfielder Will Hughes has been selected in the latest England Under 21 squad, which was officially named this afternoon.

Gareth Southgate named his squad for the Under 21 UEFA European Championship Qualifiers 2013-2015 double-header against Finland and San Marino at lunchtime.

The Three Lions will face Finland on Thursday 14th November at MK Dons’ Stadium:MK and then San Marino on Tuesday 19th November at Shrewsbury Town’s Greenhous Meadow.

He missed their matches San Marino and Lithuania last month due a groin injury but has since featured in Derby’s last three matches.

Hughes, who is 18, has made 17 appearances for Derby this season, scoring three times.

He been a near ever-present in the Derby side since breaking into the first-team at the beginning of last season and he now has four Under 21 caps to his name.

Fellow Derby team-mate Andre Wisdom, on loan from Liverpool for the rest of the season, is suspended for the two matches after being sent off against Finland in October.

England U21 Squad

Goalkeepers: Jonathan Bond (Watford), Jack Butland (Barnsley, on loan from Stoke City), George Long (Sheffield United).

Defenders: Eric Dier (Sporting Lisbon), Carl Jenkinson (Arsenal), Michael Keane (Manchester United), Liam Moore (Leicester City), Jack Robinson (Blackpool, on loan from Liverpool), Luke Shaw (Southampton), John Stones (Everton)

Midfielders: Nathaniel Chalobah (Nottingham Forest, on loan from Chelsea), Will Hughes (Derby County), Ravel Morrison (West Ham United), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton).

Wide: Tom Ince (Blackpool), Jesse Lingard (Birmingham City, on loan from Manchester United), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), Wilfried Zaha (Manchester United).

Forwards: Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Danny Ings (Burnley), Nick Powell (Wigan Athletic, on loan from Manchester United).

To find out more information on England’s Under 21 squad, visit: TheFA.com.

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