Demarai Gray back in England Under-21 squad for Italy and Denmark games
Aidy Boothroyd's Young Lions play friendlies against Italy on November 15 and Denmark on November 20
By Richard Cooke
Last Updated: 09/11/18 11:18am
Leicester's Demarai Gray has returned to the England Under-21 squad after recovering from injury.
The winger missed the games with Andorra and Scotland last month with an ankle problem, but is now available for friendlies against Italy in Ferrara on Thursday and away to Denmark in Esbjerg on November 20.
Gray, 22, scored the winner for Leicester at Cardiff last weekend in the first match following the death of the club's owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
He has played 19 times for England U21s, scoring nine goals.
Nelson, on loan at Hoffenheim, scored in the 7-0 win over Andorra which clinched qualification for Euro 2019, before netting a stunning free kick in the 2-0 victory over Scotland.
The Young Lions face Italy in Ferrara on November 15 before travelling to Esbjerg in Denmark on November 20.
"We've now got two games where we can give everyone a look at what it is we're trying to do for the summer," boss Aidy Boothroyd said.
"It's nice to have Demarai back with us because he's done really well and the competition for places is fantastic now.
"We had Reiss joining us for the first time last month and Harvey Barnes has done a really good job too so I'm really pleased that we've got two players who have come up and shown us they mean business.
"It's great for the group because the standard is so high that it improves our training and everything else and you need that when you want to be successful - you need everybody fighting for a place."
England qualified for next year's tournament in Italy and San Marino after topping Group Four.
The draw for the finals will be held in Bologna on Friday, November 23.
England Under-21 squad in full
Goalkeepers: Angus Gunn (Southampton), Dean Henderson (Sheffield United, loan from Manchester United), Freddie Woodman (Newcastle United)
Defenders: Jake Clarke-Salter (Vitesse Arnhem, loan from Chelsea), Jay Dasilva (Bristol City, loan from Chelsea), Dael Fry (Middlesbrough), Ezri Konsa (Brentford), Fikayo Tomori (Derby County, loan from Chelsea), Kyle Walker-Peters (Tottenham Hotspur), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Crystal Palace)
Midfielders: Harvey Barnes (West Bromwich Albion, loan from Leicester), Lewis Cook (AFC Bournemouth), Tom Davies (Everton), Kieran Dowell (Everton), Josh Onomah (Sheffield Wednesday, loan from Tottenham Hotspur), Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham)
Forwards: Tammy Abraham (Aston Villa, loan from Chelsea), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Demarai Gray (Leicester City), Ademola Lookman (Everton), Reiss Nelson (Hoffenheim, loan from Arsenal), Dominic Solanke (Liverpool)