HEREFORDSHIRE football star Jarrod Bowen has been named in the 33-man England squad invited to train ahead of Euro 2024.

The former Hereford United youngster has scored 16 Premier League goals in 34 matches this season for West Ham.

Bowen has been named as one of 12 attackers as part of Gareth Southgate’s long list alongside the likes of Jude Bellingham and Phil Foden.

England face Bosnia on June 3 and Iceland on June 7 in friendly matches before Southgate names his 26-man squad for the tournament.

“Everyone has a chance, there’s definitely some players we wanted to see,” said Southgate.

“We were in a similar position in the last Euros, more time may allow us to make better decisions and a more balanced squad.

"I wouldn’t be obsessed with the positions because they can move, I wish it was just forwards and backs.

"I don’t know where we need to cut. There’s a lot to think about over the next couple of weeks.

"I’d love it to be cleaner than it is, but that’s not the situation we’re in.

"With this group, some of them might not be for this summer, but for the future as well. We've evolved as a team in every tournament. There are now a lot of changes from the last Euros, and from Qatar as well.

“There’s definitely more options in attacking options, if I think back to Russia and the balance of the team.

"It’s hard to compare. We’ve had good squads at every tournament, different balance, different solutions.

“I think we’ve got a pretty set style of play now, everyone enjoys it, I don’t think we’re going to move too far from it and I think the team will evolve through that.

“Across that forward line you can see the number of goals those players have scored for their clubs. You need those options. The physical demands of a seven-game tournament, to go the distance you need good depth and the ability to refresh the squad."