Three young Lions
Steven Caulker, Danny Rose and Adam Smith have been selected for England Under-21s for the forthcoming European U21 Championship qualifiers against Azerbaijan and Norway.
The Young Lions are on the road first next week as they travel to Baku in Azerbaijan on Thursday week, September 6.
They then face Norway at Chesterfield's Proact Stadium for a 7pm kick-off on Monday, September 10.
Steven - who was part of Roy Hodgson's senior squad for the friendly against Italy a fortnight ago - and Adam have both won four caps so far at Under-21 level. Danny already has 21 to his name.
England have started impressively Group Eight with five wins in six games, the only loss at Belgium back in November, 2011. That defeat was avenged in style with a 4-0 win in the return fixture in February.
Stuart Pearce's youngsters are currently top the group - two points clear of Norway - and wins against Azerbaijan and Norway would secure a play-off double header in October, where outright victory over two legs would see the them progress to the 2013 European Under-21 Championship Finals in Israel.