Keane Lewis-Potter, Morgan Gibbs-White, Charlie Cresswell and Levi Colwill in England U21 squad - but no Jacob Greaves

HULL CITY head coach Shota Arveladze has expressed his delight at Keane Lewis-Potter's maiden call-up to the England under-21s squad - but expressed regret that Tigers team-mate Jacob Greaves was not also named in the party.

Lewis-Potter, 21, has been handed international recognition following a sparkling campaign, which has seen his name appear on the radar of a number of Premier League clubs including Brentford and West Ham.

He is among the England party who will face Andorra and Albania in under-21 European Championship qualifiers later this month. But fellow Hull-born player Greaves, also outstanding this term, misses out.

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Sheffield United loanee Morgan Gibbs-White, Leeds United defender Charlie Cresswell, Huddersfield Town's Levi Colwill - on loan from Chelsea - and Middlesbrough's Djed Spence, on loan at Nottingham Forest, are also in Lee Carsley's squad.

Keane Lewis-Potter. Picture: Getty Images.Keane Lewis-Potter. Picture: Getty Images.
Keane Lewis-Potter. Picture: Getty Images.

Arveladze, who admits that Lewis-Potter's price tag may increase as a result, said: "I think for all the lads, it is quite important and for Keano, it is something to make him proud. I would (also) wish that Greavesy was also called. I think of course and he is on the scouting list and it is a good motivation for every young boy in and around the academy.

"It is important to go and be a number one (in your position) so when you come back, they (national team) say: 'yes, we made the right choice'. You will grow with this and be a better player and more experienced. And Keane's young age, this is a very important thing and of course, we are proud and supporters are proud.

"It is something you give back.

"When you have an image of an international player, it is a price which goes high probably."

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Meanwhile, Leeds duo Sam Greenwood and Lewis Bate and Huddersfield loanee Tino Anjorin have been named in England under-20s squad for their forthcoming fixtures with Poland and Germany.

Boro's Nathan Wood is also in the party.