By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Club Reporter
Dan Gosling has been placed on England Under 21 standby for their European Championship qualification double-header against Iceland and Belgium.
Under 21 boss Stuart Pearce named a 25-man squad on Wednesday afternoon, and Newcastle midfielder Gosling, aged 21, is one of five players on standby for the two fixtures.
England first take on Iceland at Colchester United's Weston Homes Community Stadium on Thursday, 10th November, before heading to RAEC Mons on 14th November, where they will face Belgium.
Gosling has three Under 21 caps to his name and has made three appearances for Newcastle this season.
England Under 21 squad in full:
Ben Amos (Manchester United), Jack Butland (Cheltenham Town - loan from Birmingham City), Jason Steele (Middlesbrough)
Nathan Baker (Aston Villa), Ryan Bennett (Peterborough United), Matthew Briggs (Fulham), Nathaniel Clyne (Crystal Palace), Craig Dawson (West Bromwich Albion), Lewis Dunk (Brighton & Hove Albion), Jon Flanagan (Liverpool), Martin Kelly (Liverpool), Adam Smith (MK Dons - loan from Tottenham Hotspur)
Ross Barkley (Everton), Jacob Butterfield (Barnsley), Tom Carroll (Tottenham Hotspur), Gary Gardner (Aston Villa), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jason Lowe (Blackburn Rovers), Josh McEachran (Chelsea), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Jack Rodwell (Everton)
Nathan Delfouneso (Aston Villa), Alex Nimely (Middlesbrough - loan from Manchester City), Marvin Sordell (Watford), Connor Wickham (Sunderland)
Joe Bennett (Middlesbrough), Declan Rudd (Norwich City), Jonjo Shelvey (Blackpool - loan from Liverpool), Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur), Dan Gosling (Newcastle United)