The Football Association has submitted its provisional 30-man Under-21 squad to Uefa ahead of this summer's European Under-21 Championship.
Striker Nugent has one full international cap for England
Preston striker David Nugent is included, as is uncapped Everton forward James Vaughan.
West Ham defender Anton Ferdinand is one of several Premiership regulars included in the squad.
Coach Stuart Pearce will name a final squad of 23 players on Wednesday 30 May for the tournament in Holland.
Prior to the Championship, the U21s will travel to Spain for a training camp in the week beginning 21 May.
After the squad is trimmed to 23, they take on Slovakia in their final warm-up game at Norwich City's Carrow Road stadium on Tuesday 5 June.
The U21 Championship begins on Sunday 10 June with England's opening fixture against the Czech Republic being played in Arnhem on Monday 11 June.
Provisional England Under-21 squad for the European Championship:
Goalkeepers: Ben Alnwick (Tottenham), Lee Camp (Derby), Scott Carson (Liverpool), Joe Hart (Manchester City)
Defenders: Leighton Baines (Wigan), Gary Cahill (Aston Villa), Anton Ferdinand (West Ham), Justin Hoyte (Arsenal), Matt Kilgallon (Sheffield United), Nedum Onuoha (Manchester City), Liam Ridgewell (Aston Villa), Liam Rosenior (Fulham), Steven Taylor (Newcastle), Peter Whittingham (Cardiff)
Midfielders: David Bentley (Blackburn), Lee Cattermole (Middlesbrough), Tom Huddlestone (Tottenham), Michael Johnson (Manchester City), James Milner (Newcastle), Mark Noble (West Ham), Nigel Reo-Coker (West Ham), Kieran Richardson (Manchester United), Wayne Routledge (Tottenham).
Forwards: Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa), Matt Derbyshire (Blackburn), Cameron Jerome (Birmingham), Leroy Lita (Reading), David Nugent (Preston), James Vaughan (Everton), Ashley Young (Aston Villa).