Lansbury gets England call

Henri Lansbury has been called up by England for the forthcoming 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifiers against Iceland and Norway.

The Hammers midfielder was the star man earlier this month, with three goals in two wins for the U21s against Azerbaijan and final tournament hosts Israel. England coach Stuart Pearce watched Lansbury in action last Saturday against Peterborough United and the 20-year-old is set to be at the heart of his starting lineup.

England will travel to Reykjavik to face Iceland on Thursday 6 October before taking on Norway in Drammen on Monday 10 October. Lansbury has been capped eleven times at U21 level, having previously represented his country at every youth age-group.