England U20s: Exeter's Christy Pym and Matt Grimes called up

Matt Grimes and Christy Pym
Grimes and Pym have played a combined total of 56 games for Exeter's first team since the start of last season

Exeter City goalkeeper Christy Pym and midfielder Matt Grimes have been picked for the England Under-20s squad to face Romania on 5 September.

The 21-man squad is largely drawn from the Premier League with Manchester United's James Wilson and Liverpool's Jordon Ibe among those included

Pym, 19, has been an ever-present in the Exeter first team since the middle of April and has played 14 games.

Exeter City's Matt Grimes shocked at England call-up

Grimes, 19, was voted the club's Player of the Year last season.

The highly rated Grimes, who has also started every match so far this campaign, has been linked with a move to a Premier League club, but while Pym at St James Park in May.

It is the first time Exeter have had players called up for an England age-group team.

Aidy Boothroyd's squad will get together at St George's Park on Sunday, 31 August with the match taking place at New Bucks Head, the home of AFC Telford.

England U20 squad:

Goalkeepers: Christy Pym (Exeter), Christian Walton (Brighton)

Defenders: Dominic Ball (Tottenham), Shay Facey (Man City), Lloyd Jones (Liverpool), Fankaty Dabo (Chelsea), Isaac Hayden (Arsenal), Matt Targett (Southampton)

Midfielders: Diego Poyet (West Ham), Paul Digby (Barnsley), Lewis Baker (Chelsea), John Swift (Rotherham, on loan from Chelsea), Harrison Reed (Southampton), Matt Grimes (Exeter)

Forwards: Josh Murphy (Norwich), Callum Robinson (Aston Villa), Jordon Ibe (Liverpool), Rolando Aarons (Newcastle), James Wilson (Man Utd), Chuba Akpom (Arsenal), Chris Long (Everton), Kwame Thomas (Derby)

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