England call-up for super Hines

WEST HAM youngster Zavon Hines has been selected in the England under-21 squad for next week s European Championship qualifier against Macedonia. The 20-year-old has been one of the plus points during the Hammers disappointing start to the new campaign,

WEST HAM youngster Zavon Hines has been selected in the England under-21 squad for next week's European Championship qualifier against Macedonia.

The 20-year-old has been one of the plus points during the Hammers' disappointing start to the new campaign, impressing in three Premier League starts and scoring in the Carling Cup victory over Millwall back in August.

And he has been rewarded for those efforts by joining team-mates James Tomkins and Junior Stanislas in the squad for the game next Friday, which will take place at Coventry City's Ricoh Arena, where Hines was on loan for two months in 2008.

Hines was born in Jamaica and was selected for their senior squad last season for a friendly against Nigeria.

However, he did not feature, and therefore is still eligible for the England under-21 side.

MEANWHILE another Academy boy - Anthony Edgar - has moved to League Two outfit Bournemouth on loan.

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The 19-year-old follows cousin Jermain Defoe down to the south coast, and will hope to have a loan spell for the Cherries as impressive as the former Hammer did back in 2000-2001.

Edgar made a useful debut for Eddie Howe's league leaders in Saturday's 0-0 draw at Port Vale.

Also out on loan, and making his league debut, was Icelandic under-21 international defender Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson.

The 19-year-old appeared for League Two outfit Cheltenham Town, managed by former Hammer Martin Allen.

He played 66 minutes in the 1-1 draw against big-spending Notts County.

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