Former Coventry City loanee Jack Stephens has been selected by Under 21’s manager Gareth Southgate to represent England at The Toulon Tournament, which begins next week.
Stephens, who joined the Sky Blues on loan from Premier League in February, made 16 appearances for Tony Mowbray’s side which just missed out on the play-offs.
Stephens has made one first-team appearance for Southampton – the 2-1 FA Cup win over Coventry at The Ricoh Arena in January 2012, a game which also saw Aaron Martin feature in the Saints’ defence.
After an impressive loan spell, City fans will be hoping Mowbray can lure Stephens back on loan for the entire 2016/2017 Season.
Full England U21 squad for the Toulon Tournament:
Goalkeepers: Angus Gunn (Manchester City), Jordan Pickford (Sunderland)
Defenders: Calum Chambers (Arsenal), Ben Chilwell (Leicester City), Brendan Galloway (Everton), Kortney Hause (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Jack Stephens (Southampton), Matt Targett (Southampton)
Midfielders: Lewis Baker (Vitesse Arnhem, loan from Chelsea), Matt Grimes (Swansea City), Nathaniel Chalobah (Napoli, loan from Chelsea), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea), John Swift (Chelsea), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)
Forwards: Jack Grealish (Aston Villa), Kasey Palmer (Chelsea) Nathan Redmond (Norwich City), Duncan Watmore (Sunderland), Cauley Woodrow (Fulham)
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