• Wilfried Zaha (Manchester United, on loan to Crystal Palace): Man of the match against Romania U21s in March, tricky Zaha could light up the tournament.
  • Jack Butland (Stoke): First-choice goalkeeper and now able to call upon a season's worth of experience at Birmingham.
  • Nathaniel Clyne (Southampton): Attacking right-back who has flourished in the Premier League with Saints this season.
  • Craig Dawson (West Brom): Top scorer in qualifying with five goals, the centre-back nearly got Bolton into the play-offs.
  • Steven Caulker (Tottenham): Like Dawson, a threat from set-pieces and free to play after UEFA ban following Serbia play-off was overturned.
  • Danny Rose (Tottenham): Most experienced U21 international in squad with 27 caps. Wrist injury ended loan at Sunderland early. Banned for opener v Italy.
  • Jordan Henderson (Liverpool): Likely to be Pearce's captain in Israel. Disappointed at Denmark 2011 after big-money move but confidence back.
  • Josh McEachran (Chelsea): Much-needed run of games on season-long loan at Middlesbrough. Among most gifted footballers in squad.
  • Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest): Energetic midfielder who weighed in with four goals and three assists in qualifying.
  • Tom Ince (Blackpool): Coveted winger who averages a goal every three games for his club. FL Young Player of the Year. Must serve one-match ban v Italy.
  • Connor Wickham (Sunderland): Five goals in 13 caps at U21 level. Proved strong all-round game v Austria in March.
  • Marvin Sordell (Bolton): Hasn't quite lived up to potential at the Reebok but physical threat useful at U21 level.
  • Jason Steele (Middlesbrough): Dependable keeper, likely to be Butland's back-up. Popular member of Pearce's party.
  • Declan Rudd (Norwich): Third-choice shot-stopper, ended campaign on loan at Preston. Only cap to date came in 2nd half of win v Sweden.
  • Adam Smith (Tottenham): Storming show at right-back in 4-0 win v Sweden at Blackpool in February. 25 apps on loan at Millwall.
  • Tom Lees (Leeds United): Versatile defender, now highly rated after consistent displays in Whites' up-and-down season.
  • Jack Robinson (Liverpool): Gets his chance after Southampton left-back Luke Shaw had to pull out through injury. Had spell on loan at Wolves.
  • Andre Wisdom (Liverpool): Rose through England ranks before breakthrough season with Liverpool saw him land lucrative long-term deal.
  • Nathaniel Chalobah (Chelsea): Like Zaha, born in west Africa but came to England at young age. Wonderful season on loan at Watford.
  • Jason Lowe (Blackburn): Trusted midfield lieutenant of Pearce. Captained Under-20s at U20 World Cup in Colombia in 2011.
  • Jonjo Shelvey (Liverpool): Box-to-box midfielder with excellent dead-ball ability. On scoresheet against Austria in March.
  • Nathan Redmond (Birmingham): After a superb season with Blues, was summoned to replace Andros Townsend. Helped England U19s reach semis of last U19 Euros.
  • Nathan Delfouneso (Aston Villa): 'The Fonz' took the squad spot made vacant by an injury to Callum McManaman. Short on goals on loan at Blackpool.

England Under-21 squad

Wilfried Zaha (Manchester United, on loan to Crystal Palace): Man of the match against Romania U21s in March, tricky Zaha could light up the tournament.