Southampton pair Luke Shaw and James Ward-Prowse are in line to make their England Under-21's debuts tonight against Moldova at the Madejski Stadium.
Shaw has already been called into the squad on four occasions, however injury has restricted him from featuring for the side yet. Meanwhile, James Ward-Prowse played for the Under-20's at this summer's World Cup in Turkey, so he will be looking to make the step up.
Both players are products of the famous youth system at St Mary's and have been exposed to first-team football in Southampton's opening three Premier League games.
New England Under-21's manager Gareth Southgate will take charge of his first game, since the sacking of Stuart Pearce.
"The guys that are here have been very bright in training and we’re actually spoilt for choice in several areas of the field," he told the Fa.com.
“We’ve spoken to the players this week and it’s not just about winning matches, it’s about the way that we want to play and we’re also part of the development,” Southgate added.
Another young Saint, Callum Chambers, is in line to start for the Under-19's, whilst Rickie Lambert has been called up to the senior squad after his goal-scoring debut against Scotland.
Southampton in fact have 13 first-team players away on international duty this weekend, a sign of how far the club has come in recent seasons.
England Under-21's take on Moldova tonight and will be shown on BT Sport, kick off at 7.45pm.
Write for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here: http://gms.to/130seMa
DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms