West Ham United defenders Kyle Knoyle and Reece Burke have been named in the England U18 squad for the first time.

Right-back Knoyle (pictured) and centre-back Burke have both begun the first year of their scholarships in impressive form, and have been rewarded with places in Neil Dewsnip's squad for two friendly internationals with Hungary.

The fixtures will be played behind-closed-doors at St. George's Park on Friday 11 October and Monday 14 October, for invited guests only.

The call-ups continue a fine tradition of West Ham youngsters being included by England at U18 level. Promising defender Leo Chambers started a 2-0 win over Italy in Mansfield in October 2012, while Joe Cole, Mark Noble, James Tomkins, Dan Potts, George Moncur, Blair Turgott, Matthias Fanimo and Jordan Spence have all played for England U18s previously.

A non-competitive age group with no UEFA or FIFA matches scheduled, the U18s will be coached by Dewsnip, The FA's Technical Lead for the 17-21s age group and he will be assisted by Dan Micciche, Technical Lead for 12-16s.

They have selected an 18-man squad for the meet-up, which includes a number of players who were involved with England U17s last season along with some new faces who will be involved at international level for the first time.

Meanwhile, Hammers schoolboy defender Reece Oxford and midfielder Ben Sheaf have been named in the first England U16 squad of the new campaign as the Young Lions prepare for the 2013 Victory Shield.

This season England start with home advantage in the Shield, by hosting Wales at Kidderminster Harriers' Aggborough Stadium on Friday 4 October at 7.35pm.

The Shield remains an important competition for Swain and all of the England development team, with a large pool of players selected across the three games and given a chance to impress.

Tickets for the game are on sale now by calling 01562 823 931 or e-mailing info@harriers.co.uk

Cardiff