By Emma Sanders
Harry Winks is set to make his England Under-21 debut against France on Monday evening as Aidy Boothroyd reveals he will make a number of changes.
The Tottenham academy graduate was called up to the squad for the first time alongside Swansea City’s Alfie Mawson and he is set to play his first game on Monday.
“They’ve both [Mawson and Winks] done really well, they’ve fitted in and are both good, solid characters, which is the most important thing in the group,” Boothroyd told the FA’s official website.
“As players, neither of them have looked out of place in what is a good group and they’ve done well, so I’m looking forward to seeing them play.”
The young lions recorded a late 3-2 victory against Italy last week and have gone 15 games unbeaten on their way to European qualification.
Jordan Pickford joined England’s senior squad while Ruben Loftus-Cheek, John Swift and Demarai Gray returned to their clubs through injury meaning Boothroyd was expected to make a number of changes.
Winks has broken into the Tottenham first team this season after making his debut in a 1-0 Europa League victory against Partizan in November 2014.
The 20 year-old has already made eight appearances for Mauricio Pochettino’s side this season, including four in the Premier League, with his last coming in their 1-1 draw against Arsenal last Sunday.