Agbonlahor handed recall

Stuart Pearce also calls-up eight new faces

Pearce: Names squad

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Aston Villa's Gabriel Agbonlahor has been called up to the England Under 21 squad to face Romania at Ashton Gate next Tuesday.

The 20-year-old's future was in doubt after he missed this summer's European Championship but manager Stuart Pearce has recalled him.

Pearce, naming a squad for the first time since taking charge on a full-time basis, called-up eight new faces including Wolves winger Michael Kightly - who was playing non-league football less than 12 months ago.

Also new to the squad are Craig Gardner, Martin Cranie, Michael Mancienne, David Wheater, Adam Johnson, Fabrice Muamba and Dexter Blackstock.


Squad in full: Ben Alnwick, Joe Hart, Martin Cranie, Craig Gardner, Michael Mancienne, Nedum Onuoha, Andrew Taylor, Steven Taylor, David Wheater, Tom Huddlestone, Adam Johnson, Michael Johnson, Michael Kightly, James Milner, Fabrice Muamba, Mark Noble, Gabriel Agbonlahor, Dexter Blackstock, Matt Derbyshire, Luke Moore, Theo Walcott