Three players in line for an England U21 call-up: Chelsea, Forest and Leeds players involved

Nottingham Forest's Jamaal Lascelles, Leeds United's Alex Mowatt and Chelsea's Lewis Baker could all expect a call-up for next month's European Championship match with Wales.

England go head-to-head with Wales  in what should prove to be a fantastic opportunity for Britain's top young players to prove themselves in front of an expected bumper crowd at the iPro Stadium. 

We take a look at three young players that should be in line for a debut as Gareth Southgate looks to plan his next squad.

Jamaal Lascelles - Nottingham Forest

The England U20 defender has been one of the talking points of the Football League recently and his form has caught the attention of Premier League giants Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool. Derby-born Lascelles has played 16 times this season for Forest and has played a key part in their assault up the table and is now an integral part of their side fighting for second place.

Alex Mowatt - Leeds United

19-year-old Mowatt has become a silver-lining in what appears to be another fairly disappointing season for the Elland Road faithful. The Doncaster-born midfielder has been at Leeds since the age of nine and is an incredibly effective and tidy ball player. He has produced four assists and one goal so far this season, but at such a young age, he has bags of potential. 

Lewis Baker - Chelsea

The England U19 and Chelsea star could earn himself a shock call-up if Southgate has been watching the Chelsea youth side recently. 18-year-old Baker made his Chelsea debut against Derby County in the FA Cup back in January and his influence in the youth side has been second to none. He has already proven himself amongst the England ranks and is considered England U19's top prospect, having scored five goals in ten games.

Gareth Southgate is still getting acquainted with his new role in the England set-up but after a promising start could still look to ring the chances in order to keep everybody on their toes.

He certainly has an array of young and up-and-coming talent to choose from - so nobody's place in the side is safe.

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