Posh - Anderson named in England squad

Jermaine Anderson in action for Posh against Colchester.

Jermaine Anderson in action for Posh against Colchester.

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Posh midfielder Jermaine Anderson has been picked for England.

The 19 year-old, who joined the Posh Academy as a 16 year-old when released by Arsenal, was today (August 27) included in the first England Under 20 squad for the new campaign named by head coach Keith Downing.

They get their season under way on Monday September 7 with a match against the Czech Republic at Shrewsbury Town’s Greenhous Meadow.

“There is a wide range of talent within the squad and it is up to us to try and push them and to give them opportunities,” said Downing.

Anderson made his first team Posh debut as a 16-year-old and has already clocked up nearly 50 appearances in the first team. He is likened to Yaya Toure by club chairman Darragh MacAnthony.

England Under 20 Squad

Goalkeepers: Ted Smith (Southend United), Russell Griffiths (Everton)

Defenders: Ashley Smith Brown (Manchester City), Ola Aina (Chelsea), Mason Holgate (Everton), Ben Chilwell (Leicester City), Reece Burke (Bradford City, loan from West Ham), Kean Bryan (Manchester City), Bryn Morris (Coventry City, loan from Middlesbrough)

Midfielders: Aaron Kuhl (Reading), Harry Winks (Tottenham Hotspur), Jermaine Anderson (Peterborough United), Cameron Brannagan (Liverpool), Reece Brown (Birmingham City), Demarai Gray (Birmingham City)

Forwards: Brandon Barker (Manchester City), Alex Gilliead (Newcastle United), Ryan Kent (Liverpool), Che Adams (Sheffield United), Ryan Seager (Southampton)