Jenkinson called up for Euro finals

Carl Jenkinson has been named in England's provisional squad for the European U21 Championship

Carl Jenkinson has been included in the provisional 27-man squad for England U21s campaign at the European U21 Championship in the Czech Republic next month.

The 23-year-old, at West Ham on a season's loan from Arsenal, will aim to round off a successful couple of years in the U21 set-up by tasting success in the finals, which take place between 17-30 June.

Should he be selected in the final 23, Jenkinson will meet up with the England squad on 2 June, for warm-up matches against the Republic of Ireland and Belarus prior to jetting out to the tournament,

There, England will face group games against Portugal on 18 June, Sweden on 21 June and Italy on 24 June.

The top two in the group will then face a semi-final on 27 June, with the final taking place three days later.

Gareth Southgate's men will be targeting a first success at the U21 Euros since 1984. The Young Lions were last finalists in 2009, when a Mesut Ozil-inspired Germany saw them off in the title-deciding game.

Jenkinson himself has ten U21 caps since making his debut at that level in 2013, having previously represented Finland at youth levels.

He also has one senior cap to his name, coming in a November 2012 friendly against Sweden.

Meanwhile, Cheikhou Kouyate has been called up for Senegal's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Burundi.

Senegal begin their qualification campaign on 13 June with the home game against the central African nation, with Namibia and Niger making up the rest of their group.

The finals will take place in Gabon in 2017.