Football: Kane finds place in England U-21 provisional squad but Shaw is left out

Kane, 21, was elected the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) Young Player of the Year after scoring 20 Premier League goals and made a goal-scoring England senior debut against Lithuania in March. -- PHOTO: REUTERS 
Kane, 21, was elected the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) Young Player of the Year after scoring 20 Premier League goals and made a goal-scoring England senior debut against Lithuania in March. -- PHOTO: REUTERS 

LONDON (AFP) - Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane was on Wednesday named in the England Under-21s' provisional 27-man squad for this year's European Championship, but Manchester United's Luke Shaw was left out.

Kane, 21, was elected the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) Young Player of the Year after scoring 20 Premier League goals and made a goal-scoring England senior debut against Lithuania in March.

Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino has voiced concerns about Kane playing too much, but the striker has been selected by England Under-21 coach Gareth Southgate for the June 17-30 tournament in the Czech Republic.

Left-back Shaw, 19, was also expected to be included in the squad, which will be reduced to 23 players before the tournament.

But United manager Louis van Gaal recently called for him to be spared the trip, after a debut season at Old Trafford in which the teenager has been dogged by injuries.

Everton defender John Stones, 20, was included in the squad, but his 21-year-old midfield club-mate Ross Barkley was left out.

West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino and Burnley striker Danny Ings were also selected, while there was a first call-up for Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Southgate's side, who dropped just two points in qualifying, have been drawn in Group B alongside Portugal, Sweden and Italy.