Former Reading Academy defender Imari Samuels has been called up to England's Under-20 World Cup squad.

A regular in the Under-21s until last season, he moved to Premier League Brighton and Hove Albion over the summer.

Going from strength to strength, the full-back has had six goal contributions in the PL2, as well as playing against Charlton Athletic in the EFL Trophy.

The 20-year-old, under contract until next summer, is yet to make his professional debut for the Seagulls.

Other youngsters going to Argentina for the tournament include Championship regulars Alex Scott and Brooke Norton-Cuffy.

Peterborough United's Ronnie Edwards will only go if the Posh fail in their play-off semi-final with Sheffield Wednesday.

England won the tournament back in 2017, with Reading stars Luke Southwood and Ovie Ejaria earning medals in South Korea.