Casey and Earthy

England Elite League squad includes Hammers Earthy and Casey

West Ham United duo George Earthy and Kaelan Casey have been named in the England Elite League Squad - formerly MU20s - for their two June fixtures.

England will take on Sweden and the Republic of Ireland, with Earthy and Casey both receiving their first call-ups at this level. 

The young Lions, led by Ben Futcher, will play the Swedes on Friday 7 June (3pm BST), before facing the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday 11 June (3pm BST). Both matches will be played in Croatia.

The call-ups cap a whirlwind few weeks for the young duo, with Earthy scoring his first senior West Ham goal against Luton Town earlier this month – a fixture that also saw Casey make his Premier League debut. 

Earthy, named Mark Noble Young Hammer of the Year for 2023/24, scored 15 goals in 32 appearances for the U21s and made three appearances for the senior side during a successful campaign.

Casey, meanwhile, has featured in all 20 of West Ham’s regular season Premier League 2 fixtures, in which Steve Potts’ side finished second, with just four defeats.