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Ellery Balcombe in England Under-19 squad

Goalkeeper latest Bee to receive international call-up

24 August 2017

Ellery Balcombe has been included in Paul Simpson's England Under-19 squad for two home friendlies early next month. The Brentford B goalkeeper will join up with his teammates next week ahead of the games against Poland and Germany.

The Young Lions face Poland on Friday 1 September at St George's Park, kick-off 2pm before heading to Field Mill, Mansfield, for a game against Germany the following Tuesday, 5 September, kick-off 7.45pm.

Simpson's side are the current Under-19 European Champions after their victory in Georgia over the summer. On their way to that victory, The Germans were beaten 4-1 in the Group stages. 

Ellery was part of the England Under-20 squad that was the victorious at the Toulon Tournament over the summer, playing in the 2-1 win over Japan. In total, Ellery has earned four caps at Youth level for his nation, three for the Under-18s and one for the Under-20s. 

The 17-year-old is the fourth member of Kevin O'Connor's B Team to receive an international call-up this month after Lukas Talbro and Mads Bech Sorensen, both Denmark, and Theo Archibald for Scotland. 

England U19 squad: Ellery Balcombe (Brentford), Keanan Bennetts (Tottenham Hotspur), Ben Brereton (Nottingham Forest), Jaden Brown (Tottenham Hotspur), Flynn Downes (Ipswich Town), Elliot Embleton (Sunderland), Edward Francis (Manchester City), George Hirst (Sheffield Wednesday), Reece James (Chelsea), Daniel Kemp (West Ham), Jonathan Leko (West Bromwich Albion), Marcus McGuane (Arsenal), Mason Mount (Vitesse Arnhem, on loan from Chelsea), Reiss Nelson (Arsenal), Edward Nketiah (Arsenal), Tristram Nydam (Ipswich Town), Ryan Schofield (Huddersfield Town), Dujon Sterling (Chelsea), Japhet Tanganga (Tottenham Hotspur), Jake Turner (Bolton Wanderers), Josh Tymon (Stoke City), Tariq Uwakwe (Chelsea), Joe Willock (Arsenal).

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