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31/01/2013 14:08, Report by Adam Marshall

Jones handed U-21 call

Phil Jones has been handed a surprise England Under-21 call-up ahead of the friendly with Sweden in Walsall next Tuesday.

The United defender, who has been capped at senior level, is joined in the squad by fellow Reds Ben Amos and Wilfried Zaha, who is arriving from Crystal Palace in the summer.

Versatile performer Jones has been in excellent form of late and moved into midfield during the win against Southampton after starting at right-back.

Squad: Ben Amos (United), Declan Rudd (Norwich), Jason Steele (Middlesbrough); Ryan Bennett (Norwich), Nathaniel Clyne (Southampton), Craig Dawson (Bolton, on loan from West Brom), Phil Jones (United), Tom Lees (Leeds), Jack Robinson (Liverpool), Luke Shaw (Southampton), Adam Smith (Millwall, on loan from Spurs), Andre Wisdom (Liverpool); Nat Chalobah (Watford, on loan from Chelsea), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Will Hughes (Derby), Henri Lansbury (Nott'm Forest), Jason Lowe (Blackburn), Josh McEachran (Middlesbrough, on loan from Chelsea), Jonjo Shelvey (Liverpool), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool); Benik Afobe (Bolton, on loan from Arsenal), Tom Ince (Blackpool), Connor Wickham (Sunderland), Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace).

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