BOSS Eddie Howe revealed defender Lloyd Kelly is likely to pull out of the England under-21 squad through injury.

The former Bristol City star was not included in Cherries’ matchday group for the 2-1 defeat at Newcastle today.

Asked for an update on the 21-year-old, Howe told the Daily Echo: “He’s got a thigh problem.”

England will visit Albania in a Euro 2021 qualifier on Friday, before a friendly against the Netherlands on Tuesday, November 19.

Quizzed on whether Kelly would be available for the Young Lions, Howe replied: “No, I think he is likely to be pulled out of that.”