WEST Ham Academy students Freddie Sears and Junior Stanislas have been called up to the England U19 squad.

The duo join reserve team centre back James Tomkins in the squad to face Croatia in a friendly at Swindon tomorrow.

Academy director Tony Carr revealed his delight at the youngsters selection, saying: "This is great recognition for the club.

"We want out young lads to play for their country - it gives them confidence and helps them to push on from the youths to the senior side."

Midfielder Stanislas and defender Tomkins were both involved in the last England U19's outing against Germany in November.

Prolific marksman Sears last played for the U19s as a second half subsitute against Belarus in September, but injury forced him out of previous squads.