Gibbs England call up

Theo Walcott and Kieran Gibbs have both been named in Stuart Pearce’s 23-man squad for this summer’s Uefa Under-21 European Championships.

Walcott has also been included in Fabio Capello’s senior squad for England’s gameswith Kazakhstan and Andorra in June. Walcott will leave for the Under-21 training camp in Spain next week.

Gibbs has also earned himself a place in the squad after impressing in friendlies for both the Under-20s and Under-21s earlier in the year.

England Under-21 squad for European Championships:

Goalkeepers Joe Hart (Manchester City), Joe Lewis (Peterborough United), Scott Loach (Watford)

Defenders Martin Cranie (Portsmouth), Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal), Michael Mancienne (Chelsea), Nedum Onuoha (Manchester City), Micah Richards (Manchester City), Andrew Taylor (Middlesbrough), Steven Taylor (Newcastle United), James Tomkins (West Ham United)

Midfielders Lee Cattermole (Wigan Athletic), Andrew Driver (Hearts), Craig Gardner (Aston Villa), Adam Johnson (Middlesbrough), James Milner (Aston Villa), Fabrice Muamba (Bolton Wanderers), Mark Noble (West Ham United), Jack Rodwell (Everton)

Forwards Theo Walcott (Arsenal) Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa), Frazier Campbell (Tottenham Hotspur – on Loan), Danny Welbeck (Manchester United)

Congratulations to both Theo Walcott and Kieran Gibbs for making the squad, good luck in the tournament.

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