Brentford goalkeeper Ellery Balcombe has been named in the England Under-21 squad. The Young Lions begin their UEFA European Under-21 Championship 2021 qualifying campaign next week and have included Ellery in the squad. The 19-year-old will link up with the squad this weekend ahead of the two qualifying games.
England begin the road to the championships with a game against Turkey away from home next Friday, 6 September. They then face Kosovo in Hull the following Monday, 9 September. These are the first games for England in Group Three of the qualification tournament. The group winners will qualify for the tournament along with the best second-placed team in nine groups. Eight other runners-up will take part in Play-Off games.
This is the latest call-up for Ellery, who has progressed through the England ranks and signed a long-term contract at Brentford last year. He made his England Under-20 debut when he was just 17 and has played 18 games for his country in total at Under-18, Under-19 and Under-20 level.