Ipswich Town duo Flynn Downes and Tristan Nydam have received call-ups for the England under-19 squad.

The young pair broke into Mick McCarthy’s first team plans earlier this season. Their impressive performances on a domestic level have led to Young Lions boss Keith Downing selecting the duo.

18-year-old Nydam made his debut for the U19s in a 7-1 win over Poland and returned to the Blues’ first-team for the 3-0 defeat against Hull on Tuesday.

The pair will be involved in the Three Lions’ clashes with Hungary, Latvia and Macedonia later in March.

The trio of fixtures form the Elite Round of qualifying for this summer’s European Championships – to be held in Finland. England will be aiming to retain the title they won last term.

Both players have experience playing for the National Team’s youth sections. Nydam represented the under-18s and the under-19s once while Downes – who is on-loan at Luton Town – has three caps for the U19s.

Flynn and Downes will link-up with a squad of fellow youth prospects. Manchester City’s Phil Foden, Chelsea’s Mason Mount and the trio of Reiss Nelson, Eddie Nketiah and Joe Willock from Arsneal make-up the numbers in the squad. Jadon Sancho of Borrussia Dortmund has also been included in the squad.

All three of the games take place in Skopje, Macedonia however the Young Lions play Hungary on March 21st before playing Latvia on March 24th and Macedonia on March 27th.

The Young Lions won their tenth European Championships last summer with a 2-1 win over Portugal in the final. Goals from Easah Suliman and Lukas Nmecha ensured victory for the English youth side.


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