Anton and Nigel named in under-21 squad

Anton Ferdinand and Nigel Reo-Coker have both been named in the England under-21 squad to face Norway at Reading's Madejski Stadium next Tuesday.

There had been hopes that the pair might be rewarded for their recent form with a call-up to Sven-Goran Eriksson's senior squad for their friendly against Uruguay the following day, but for now they will continue their progress under Peter Taylor.

The game at Reading kicks off at 7.45pm on Tuesday (February 28) and tickets are available priced at £10.00 for adults and £5.00 for under-16s/senior citizens. Call Reading FC on 0870 999 1871 to purchase tickets.

Meanwhile, two other young Hammers were also on England duty yesterday. Jordan Spence and Tom Harvey are schoolboy members of the Youth Academy at Upton Park and were both called up for an under-16 friendly against Belgium.

England won 2-1 in a warm-up match ahead of their trip to the Montaigu tournament in France next month, when they will face China, Tunisia and the hosts. We wish both Jordan and Tom good luck and will keep Hammers fans informed of their progress at the tournament.