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Last Updated: Friday, 13 August, 2004, 15:04 GMT 16:04 UK
Ferdinand gets call-up
Anton Ferdinand
Ferdinand will hope to make his England Under-21 debut
Rio Ferdinand's younger brother Anton has been included in the England Under-21 squad for Tuesday's friendly with Ukraine at The Riverside Stadium.

Ferdinand is one of seven players called up for the first time by coach Peter Taylor.

The other newcomers in the 26-strong squad are Lee Camp, Darren Carter, Robert Clare, Daniel Harding, Matthew Richards and Ian Westlake.

Jermaine Pennant, of Arsenal, and David Bentley, of Norwich, are also included.

Pennant is by far the most capped player in the squad with 19 caps and he is chasing the record of 27 held by Aston Villa's Gareth Barry and Liverpool's Jamie Carragher.

England Under-21 squad: Ashton (Crewe), Bent (Ipswich), Bentley (Norwich), Camp (Derby), Carson (Leeds), Carter (Birmingham), Clare (Blackpool), Cole (Aston Villa), Davenport (Coventry), Downing (Middlesbrough), Ferdinand (West Ham), Harding (Brighton), Hoyte (Arsenal), Hunt (Bolton), Kilgallon (Leeds), Lonergan (Preston), Milner (Newcastle), O'Neil (Portsmouth), Pennant (Arsenal), Reo-Coker (West Ham), Richards (Ipswich), Stead (Blackburn), Tonge (Sheffield United), Welsh (Liverpool), Westlake (Ipswich), Whittingham (Aston Villa).

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