TWO Leeds United players have been called up for international matches this summer.

Kalvin Phillips and Liam Cooper have been named in England and Scotland’s squads respectively.

Midfielder Phillips has been named as part of Gareth Southgate’s squad for June’s Nations League matches.

He tweeted: “Can’t wait to join back up with the lads and represent my country again.”


He joins up for his country fresh from seeing his Leeds side avoid relegation from the Premier League on an exciting final day of action last Sunday.

West Ham forward Jarrod Bowen and Leicester's James Justin received their first England call-ups.

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson, Aston Villa skipper Tyrone Mings and Arsenal youngster Emile Smith Rowe were absent from the 27-man selection.

Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, Phillips and Fikayo Tomori, fresh from winning Serie A with AC Milan, were included in the Nations League squad, but there was no recall for in-form Leicester playmaker James Maddison.

Bowen and Justin were the standout inclusions in Southgate's squad for the four Nations League games, with trips to Hungary and Germany followed by Molineux encounters with Italy and Hungary.

England are scheduled to play Hungary twice, plus Germany and Italy, between June 4-14.

Meanwhile, Leeds United captain Liam Cooper has been called up by Scotland for their World Cup play-offs and Nations League triple header Cooper has been named in Steve Clarke’s Scotland squad, as they prepare for up to five games in June.

Scotland host Ukraine on June 1, the winner of that game will face Wales four days later, to decide who takes the final place at the World Cup in Qatar this November.

The following week, in the Nations League, Scotland face Armenia home and away either side of a trip to the Aviva Stadium in Dublin to play Republic of Ireland.

Cooper has 11 international caps, all coming since 2019.

This season in the Premier League, Cooper has featured 21 times and no Leeds United player has won more aerial duels than the skipper’s tally of 82.