Hines gets England call

Zavon Hines has earned his first England call with his selection in the Under-21 squad to face FYR Macedonia in Coventry on Friday week.

The 20-year-old forward has been electric for the club this season, with four league appearances as well as a goal in the Carling Cup defeat of Millwall. He was called up by Jamaica for a senior friendly against Nigeria last season but did not play and, with a British passport, was eager for Young Lions recognition.

Hines joins James Tomkins and Junior Stanislas in the selection for the 2011 UEFA European U21 Championship. There is no place for the match at the Ricoh Arena for the injured Freddie Sears, who is on loan at Crystal Palace and scored in the 2-1 win against the Macedonians last month that preceded a 1-1 draw in Greece.