Owen Goodman, who has been impressing on loan at League Two outfit Colchester United this season, won his second cap at this level against Romania. He played the full 90 minutes, though England fell to a 2-0 defeat.
Fellow 'keeper Joe Whitworth was an unused sub in this game and in the following fixture against Portugal, where England fell to a 2-1 defeat in stoppage time.
Formerly known as the Under-20s, the England Men’s Euro Elite League squad is open for players born between 1 January 2002 and 31 December 2004 to open up opportunities to a wider range of developing players.
Played in a league format, the Elite League will see England take on Romania, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Czechia and Netherlands across the rest of the season.
England Elite Squad – Joe Whitworth & Owen Goodman
- Thu, 12th October: Romania 2-0 England (Goodman played the full 90, Whitworth was an unused substitute)
- Tue, 17th October: England 1-2 Portugal (Whitworth was an unused substitute, Goodman was not involved)
Northern Ireland U21s - Justin Devenny
Thu, 12th October: Azerbaijan U21s 0-1 Northern Ireland U21s (Devenny was an unused substitute)
Mon, 16th October: Northern Ireland U21s 1-2 Serbia U21s (Devenny made his debut, playing 81 minutes)
Republic of Ireland U21s - Seán Grehan
- Fri, 13th October: Latvia U21s 1-2 Republic of Ireland U21s (Grehan was an unused substitute)
Republic of Ireland U19s - Franco Umeh
Wed, 11th October: Republic of Ireland U19s 2-0 Scotland U19s (Umeh scored both goals and played 86 minutes)
Sat, 14th October: Republic of Ireland U19s 3-0 Faroe Island U19s (Umeh came on in the 72nd minute)
Wales U21s - Jadan Raymond
- Fri, 13th October: Czechia U21s 1-1 Wales U21s (Raymond was an unused substitute)