JAMES Trafford has been named in the England Under-21 squad for their upcoming European Championship qualifiers.

Lee Carsley’s side have matches against Czech Republic, Kosovo, Albania and Slovenia in the space of 10 days next month.

The Three Lions are currently second in their qualifying group – three points behind Czech Republic, who have played two extra games.

Should England qualify, the tournament will take place in the summer of 2023 and will be co-hosted by Romania and Georgia.

Trafford was a regular starter for Wanderers during the second half of the campaign following his loan move from Manchester City.

The young goalkeeper kept nine clean sheets in 22 appearances as Ian Evatt’s men finished ninth in the League One table.

And Evatt is keen to bring him back to the UniBol next season as the Whites aim to push for promotion back to the Championship.

Trafford is no stranger to international youth football and most recently represented the England Under-20 side in a 3-1 win against Germany back in March.

The last Wanderers player to be called up the England Under-21 squad was Rob Holding prior to his move to the Premier League with Arsenal.

Goalkeepers: Joe Bursik (Stoke), James Trafford (Bolton Wonderers, loan from Manchester City), Carl Rushworth (Walsall, loan from Brighton & Hove Albion)

Defenders: Max Aarons (Norwich), Charlie Cresswell (Leeds), Taylor Harwood-Bellis (Stoke, loan from Manchester City), Levi Colwill (Huddersfield, loan from Chelsea), James Hill (Bournemouth), Luke Thomas (Leicester), Ben Johnson (West Ham), Djed Spence (Nottingham Forest, loan from Middlesbrough)

Midfielders: Tommy Doyle (Cardiff, loan from Manchester City), Jimmy Garner (Nottingham Forest, loan from Manchester United), Morgan Gibbs-White (Sheffield United, loan from Wolves), Jacob Ramsey (Aston Villa), Curtis Jones (Liverpool), Harvey Elliott (Liverpool), Ryan Sessegnon (Tottenham)

Forwards: Cameron Archer (Preston, loan from Aston Villa), Flo Balogun (Middlesbrough, loan from Arsenal), Anthony Gordon (Everton), Angel Gomes (Lille), Keane Lewis-Potter (Hull), Emile Smith Rowe (Arsenal)

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