Tomkins In England Under-17s

JAMES Tomkins has been included in an 18-man squad to represent England Under-17s at a UEFA Friendly Tournament in Luxembourg.

England will play hosts Luxembourg and France in the three team tournament between 31st October and 2nd November.

The squad includes Southampton winger Theo Walcott who has made the first-team breakthrough at his club this season. As well as Walcott, Birmingham striker Sone Aluko was named on the substitutes' bench for a Premiership match against Arsenal earlier this month.

The tournament is designed to give those countries that have gained an automatic place in the second stage of European Championship qualifying a chance for some competitive match practice.