Rohan Ricketts couldn't contain his delight after getting his England U21 call at the weekend.
The young midfielder has been our find of the season so far, has featured in every game and scored his first senior goal in the Carling Cup win at Coventry City.
His performances have caught the eye of David Platt and he has joined goalkeeper Rob Burch in the squad for the Euro 2004 qualifier against Turkey on Friday.
"It's an honour and I'm delighted to be selected after playing for England at other age groups," said Rohan, who has been capped by England at both U18 and U20 levels.
"It would be nice to feature out there as well but I'm sure it will be a great experience just to hook up with the lads.
"The season has gone great for me so far but as I've told a few people now, I'm just trying to keep my feet on the ground, keep working hard and see where that takes me."