ENGLAND boss Gareth Southgate has challenged the Under-20 World Cup winners to become regulars in the Premier League.

Southgate wants Paul Simpson's squad to build on their progress at international level by getting more game time for their clubs.

Of England's winning squad, skipper Lewis Cook played the most last season, managing 431 minutes for Cherries following his move from Leeds.

In total, the 13 players who featured in the under-20 final against Venezuela played 1,094 Premier League minutes between them last term – around 12 full matches.

Southgate believes it is vital for the squad to make their mark at club level in order to kick on from their win in South Korea.

He said: "A lot of these lads have dipped their toes in the water at first-team level. The responsibility is over to them, what they can do next.

"You can never stand still as a young player, there's always another challenge for you. Equally, I think when you win a tournament like that it shows everybody that we've got good young players.

"Without an opportunity for them to show that at first-team level, it's very difficult to progress."