Nottingham Forest defender Jamaal Lascelles has received his first-ever call-up to the England Under 21s squad.The centre back has emerged as a key member of The Reds’ back four this season and his promise has been recognised by Gareth Southgate, who has handed Lascelles a place in his squad for the European Championship qualifier against Wales at Derby’s iPro Stadium (Wednesday 5 March).
Lascelles joins a number of fellow Reds on the latest international roster, including Gonzalo Jara whose inclusion in Chile’s latest squad is promising for the 28 year old’s World Cup hopes. Former Forest duo Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane have handed Simon Cox a call-up to the Republic of Ireland squad, but following news of a hernia problem Andy Reid will be forced to withdraw.
See below for a list of Forest players who have been called up to their national sides for the latest set of fixtures:
International call-ups - Games played week commencing 3 March
Republic of Ireland - Andy Reid and Simon Cox
Chile - Gonzalo Jara
Algeria - Rafik Djebbour
Lithuania - Deimantas Petravicius
Bulgaria Under 21s - Dimitar Evtimov
Northern Ireland Under 21s - David Morgan