Wolverhampton Wanderers fans react on Twitter following Benik Afobe's England U21 rejection

Benik Afobe

Wolverhampton Wanderers fans were less than impressed by Gareth Southgate's decision to leave Benik Afobe out of the final England Under-21 squad for the European Championships.

Wolverhampton Wanderers fans sounded their disappointment on Twitter following the news Benik Afobe wouldn't be a part of the England Under-21 squad heading to the Czech Republic for the 2015 UEFA European Championship finals.

Afobe was named in Gareth Southgate’s provisional 27-man group, but like Eric Dier, Patrick Bamford and Cauley Woodrow, who also made the 27-man squad, will miss out.

The 22-year-old scored 32 goals in 51 games this season, including 13 in 21 Championship matches following his move from Arsenal. However, he couldn’t win a place over the impressive attacking trio of Harry Kane, Saido Berahino and Danny Ings.

Wolves fans were left stunned by the decision, with one suggesting he should have gone over Ings, but were largely happy that it minimised the chances of him getting injured ahead of next season.

Here's the best of the reaction on Twitter:

Although it will be difficult for the former Arsenal striker to accept, the competition for places up front was at a very high standard.

All three strikers all got into double figures for Premier League goals, while the Wolves striker has spent half the season playing in League One.

The call-up to the provisional squad should give the youngster a boost ahead of next season and should he return in the same or better form, it won’t be long before Roy Hodgson sits up and takes note for him to be a potential part of the senior squad.

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