Dan Kemp named in England U19 squad for Poland & Germany clashes

Dan Kemp

West Ham United youngster Dan Kemp has been named in the England U19 squad for their friendly internationals against Poland and Germany in early September.

Fresh from winning the UEFA U19 European Championships this summer, Paul Simpson's side get their new campaign underway with the brace of friendlies in the Midlands.

The Young Lions take on Poland first at St George's Park on Friday 1 September, before heading to Mansfield Town's One Call Stadium four days later to face Germany.

Kemp earned his first England call at the end of the 2016/17 campaign, helping an U20 side retain the Toulon Tournament title.

"It's an honour to be called up for the England U19s," Kemp told whufc.com. 

"I've played international football before when I went with the Toulon group. I think going away with the England squad is always going to help my development. 

"I'm looking forward to meeting up with the players, enjoying the experience, training well and hopefully playing."

The Academy winger has also started this season strongly, scoring the winning goal in the U21s Checkatrade Trophy opener at League Two side Swindon Town last week.

Reece Oxford - on loan from West Ham United at Borussia Monchengladbach - and Nathan Trott have also been named in the England U20 squad for the upcoming games against the Netherlands and Switzerland.

The duo will be a part of the 21-man team that takes on the Netherlands on Thursday 31 August before travelling for a contest with Switzerland four days later.