Ben Wilmot has been called up to the England Under-21 squad for the start of their Euro U2021 qualifying campaign.

The Hornets defender, who is on loan at Swansea City for the season, has featured at Under-19 and Under-20 level and will be hoping to continue his progression up the international ladder with Aidy Boothroyd’s squad.

The 19-year-od has yet to feature in the Championship for the Swans, but has played in both EFL Cup victories to set up a third round clash against his parent club.

A number of new players have been selected by the former Hornets manager for the qualifiers in Turkey on September 6 before they host Kosovo in Hull three days later.

These include Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood, Norwich City trio Max Aarons, Ben Godfrey and Todd Cantwell along with Arsenal's Eddie Nketiah, on loan at Leeds United, Liverpool's Rhian Brewster and Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.

It is Boothroyd's first squad since the summer's disappointing Euro 2019 where England failed to win a game and were knocked out in the group stage.

Just three of the squad for Italy and San Marino who are still eligible have returned, including Manchester City's Phil Foden, Arsenal's Reiss Nelson and Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White.

"I'm really excited by this new group of players and when I look at the squad we have put together, it's very encouraging to see that so many of them have been playing regular football in the Premier League already this season," said Boothroyd.

"The more English players that we see playing regularly in the Premier League, the better, so all of the England coaches are really pleased about that."

Wilmot’s call-up comes a day after Hornets midfielder Domingos Quina was named in the Potugese Under-21 squad for their qualifiers against Gibraltar (September 5) and Belarus (September 10).