By Will Butcher
Teenage wonderkid Josh Onomah has been given a surprise call up to the England under-21 side to face Kazakhstan and Bosnia & Herzegovina.
This comes just days after Onomah was announced in the England under-20 squad to take part in a friendly tournament against Germany, Netherlands and USA.
Posting on their official Twitter account, England revealed the change to the under-21 side on Tuesday morning, as Onomah and Southampton youngster Jack Stephens replace injured Derby star Will Hughes.
— England (@England) October 4, 2016
Onomah, 19, was set to be a part of the side that would compete in a round robin system, teaming up with the likes of Bournemouth’s Lewis Cook, Chelsea’ Dom Solanke and Celtic’s Patrick Roberts.
However, the Tottenham attacker has been given a chance to play at a higher level with the under-21’s, as they look to qualify for the under-21 Championships that take place in Poland next summer.
Onomah has not yet featured for the under-21 side, and has made just two appearances at under-20 level. The speed merchant played in this summer’s double header against Brazil, but was unable to prevent the Three Lions recording a 1-1 draw and a 2-1 loss.
The attacker has featured 23 times for Spurs since making his debut against Burnley back in January 2015, and continues to be highly regarded by manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Onomah will travel to Kazakhstan to face the European minnows on October 6, before returning to England to face Bosnia & Herzegovina on October 11 at Walsall’s Banks Stadium.
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