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Dele and Eric in Young Lions squad

Posted on 25 August 2015  - 11:30

Dele Alli has received his first call-up to the England Under-21 side after being named in the squad today (Tuesday, August 25) for the forthcoming friendlies against USA and Norway.

Dele Alli celebrates with Harry Kane and Tom Carroll after scoring at LeicesterEric Dier in action against Stoke CityGoalkeeper Alfie WhitemanMarcus Edwards in action

It adds to a positive week for the promising young midfielder after he netted his first Premier League goal in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Leicester, with Eric Dier joining him in Gareth Southgate’s 23-man squad.

The Young Lions take on USA’s Under-23 side in Preston on Thursday, September 3, before starting their European Under-21 qualifying campaign in Norway on Monday, September 7.

Elsewhere, young goalkeeper Alfie Whiteman and attacking midfielder Marcus Edwards have been named in the England Under-18s squad to face Holland in back-to-back friendlies on Tuesday, September 3, and Saturday, September 5.

Below: Dele Alli speaks to Spurs TV after scoring in our 1-1 draw at Leicester City on Saturday...