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Quartet handed first call-ups

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England Under-21 coach Stuart Pearce has called four new players into his squad for the friendly against Uzbekistan at Ashton Gate on August 10.

Blackburn central defender Phil Jones and Liverpool full-back Martin Kelly plus Aston Villa midfielder Marc Albrighton and Sunderland's Jordan Henderson have been included in Pearce's 19-man squad.

The Uzbekistan game is England's only warm-up leading into their European Championship qualifiers agains Portugal and Lithuania in September.

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