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Five Premier League Youngsters Set For Three Lions Future

Monday 27th March 2017
Judging by England's youth sides for this international break, the Three Lions future certainly is bright. It's Round and It's White have picked five players most likely to break into Gareth Southgate's first team soon. If you think we left someone out, tell us in the comment field.

Harry Winks

The midfielder broke through Tottenham's academy and has found himself with plenty of match time this season, impressing in the middle of the park. Likened to such players as Michael Carrick and Paul Scholes, Winks is a naturally talented player with the ability to pick out passes from short or long range and chip in with the odd goal, as well. Whilst Spurs' midfield already contains Moussa Dembele, Victor Wanyama, and Eric Dier, Winks has not looked out of place. The Hemel Hempsteader will be eager for more minutes to make his case for a Three Lions senior call-up.

Mason Holgate

After the horrendous injury to Seamus Coleman whilst on duty with the Republic of Ireland, Everton's right-back spot will need filling. Holgate might just be the player to do so. The former Barnsley defender is certainly someone tipped for a bright future judging by his appearances already in a Toffees shirt. The opportunity for additional game time can only be beneficial for his development. The Doncaster lad is certainly a youngster worth keeping your eye on.

Demarai Gray

The winger should undoubtedly be on Gareth Southgate's radar considering his experience in helping Leicester to the Premier League crown last campaign, not to mention their Champions League run this season. The former Birmingham midfielder (and hometown boy) still needs a consistent run of games to be fully considered for a senior call-up. Given Riyad Mahrez and Marc Albrighton's form, it may be a little while before he is awarded his opportunity. However, with his pace and ability to beat defenders, do not rule the 20-year-old out of picking up a cap in the near future.

Tammy Abraham

The current England U21 forward from Camberwell has been in sensational form for Bristol City, this season, notching 22 goals to date in his first campaign in professional football. The Chelsea loanee, 19, will be hoping for an opportunity in the Premier League next term to prove he has the credentials to play for his country. Nonetheless, with a number of good young forwards progressing through the ranks, Abraham will have to continue his hard work to earn a spot in the England ranks.

Tom Davies

Surprisingly, the Everton man was not selected for England U21's squad. Instead, he was picked for the U19 side, despite his impressive performances in Ronald Koeman's team. With outstanding cameos in matches such as the 4-0 win over Manchester City, which included a delicious chip from the 18-year-old, some pundits were calling for Davies to already receive his first senior cap. Still, with the talent the Liverpool native has already shown, you'd expect it won't be too long before he is giving an opportunity in Southgate's squad. Especially if he continues to show the maturity level he has for Everton on a regular basis.
Greg Stubley
Greg graduated with a first in Sports Journalism from the University of Brighton in Summer 2016 and has already managed to gain experience in the industry, working for companies such as Charlton Athletic and talkSPORT. Greg is currently the regular commentator on Charlton's "CAFCPlayerHD" service, bringing full-match live commentary along with Terry Smith of Addicks' games up and down the country for subscribers to listen.

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