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Pearce rests stars

Pearce rests stars (©GettyImages)
Pearce rests stars (©GettyImages).

England Under-21 boss Stuart Pearce has rested several of his big-name players as he looked to the future for his first match since last month's stormy win in Serbia.

Tuesday's friendly against Northern Ireland will see the Young Lions without Raheem Sterling, Steven Caulker and Jonjo Shelvey - who were promoted to the senior squad - while Danny Rose, Jack Butland, Craig Dawson, Henri Lansbury, Nathan Delfouneso and Marvin Sordell were also omitted.

There were maiden call-ups for Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, Chelsea defender Nathaniel Chalobah, Leicester defender Liam Moore, Derby midfielder Will Hughes and Bolton's on-loan Arsenal striker Benik Afobe.

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