Five former apprentices have been picked to play for England Under-20s in their upcoming internationals against Poland and Portugal.
Will Huffer (Leeds United), Callum Brittain (Milton Keynes Dons), Ezri Konsa (Charlton Athletic), Lloyd Kelly (Bristol City) and Tayo Edun (Fulham) have all been drafted into Keith Downing’s 19-man squad.
Goalkeeper Huffer has previously represented the Three Lions at Under-18 level and has caught the eye with some impressive performances in Leeds’ development squad this season.
Charlton Athletic defender Konsa is a familiar face within the group having been part of the Under-20 World Cup winning squad last summer and retains his place after a solid campaign for the Sky Bet League One play-off hopefuls.
Elsewhere, fellow League One defender Brittain keeps his spot in the side following his first call-up back in September, while Under-20s regular Kelly and European Under-19 Championship winner Edun are also involved once again.