There are 67 Football League players lining up for England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland this weekend. Furthermore, 70% of the minutes played in the Sky Bet Championship this season have been played by footballers from the UK.

As you can see from these examples, the future of British football can be found in the Sky Bet Football League:

England U21s

Burnley's Danny Ings has been the stand out centre forward in the Sky Bet Championship and his goals have taken Sean Dyche's side to the top of the table.

His seven Sky Bet Championship goals this term have brought him to the attention of the Gareth Southgate, who rewarded him with his first call-up to the U21s squad.

Nathaniel Chalobah is back in the Sky Bet Championship at Nottingham Forest, with something to prove, after failing to force his way into Chelsea's midfield. The 18-year old has played for each of England's representative teams and was part of the U17s team that won the European Championships in 2010.

Chalobah spent last season on loan Watford in the Championship, excelling under Gianfranco Zola. In total, he made 38 appearances and scored five goals en route to the Play-Off Final.


Ross McCormack, 27, represents the finished product of a Football League development. He had spells at Doncaster Rovers and Cardiff City, before joining Leeds United in August 2010. With 29 goals in his 109 Leeds appearances, McCormack is looking to add to his nine Scotland caps as they take on Croatia next Tuesday.


Jack Collison has enjoyed considerable success at Premier League level with West Ham United but has recently struggled to find a first-team place, with Ravel Morrison, Mark Noble and Mohamed Diame proving difficult to displace.

His move to AFC Bournemouth represents a coup for the South Coast club, who sit eighth in the Sky Bet Championship. At 25, Collison is already a senior Wales regular and has formed a solid partnership alongside in-form Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsay.

Northern Ireland

Striker Martin Paterson has spent his entire career playing in the Sky Bet Football League, with spells at Stoke City, Grimsby Town, Scunthorpe United, Burnley and, now, Huddersfield Town.

Paterson was born in England but, due to Irish heritage, chose to represent Northern Ireland at U21 and senior level. Now a full international, with three goals from his 18 caps, Paterson will be hoping to add another victory in Azerbaijan to the team's triumph against Russia in August.

Full details of British Football League Internationals

England Under-21s: Bond (Watford), Butland (Barnsley, on loan from Stoke City), Long (Sheffield United), Robinson (Blackpool, on loan from Liverpool), Carroll (Queens Park Rangers on loan from Tottenham Hotspur), Chalobah (Nottingham Forest, on loan from Chelsea), Hughes (Derby County), Ince (Blackpool), Lingard (Birmingham City, on loan from Manchester United), Powell (Wigan Athletic, on loan from Manchester United), Ings (Burnley).

Scotland: Gilks (Blackpool), Greer (Brighton and Hove Albion), Hanley (Blackburn Rovers), Anya (Watford), Bryson (Derby County), Burke (Birmingham City), Griffiths (Wolverhampton Wanderers),, McCormack (Leeds United), Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers).

Scotland Under-21s: Fyvie (Wigan Athletic), Beck (Carlisle United), Fraser (AFC Bournemouth), McGregor (Notts County, on loan from Celtic).

Wales: Hennessey (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Williams (Tranmere Rovers), Gunter (Reading), Ricketts (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Collison (AFC Bournemouth, on loan from West Ham United), Crofts (Brighton and Hove Albion), King (Leicester City), Church (Charlton Athletic), Robson-Kanu (Reading), Sam Vokes (Burnley).

Wales Under-21s: Roberts (Cheltenham Town), Fox (Charlton Athletic), Freeman (Derby County), Hewitt (Ipswich Town), Ray (Crewe Alexandra), Walsh (Crawley Town), Bodin (Torquay United), Evans (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Tom Bradshaw (Shrewsbury Town), Wes Burns (Bristol City), Ellis Harrison (Bristol Rovers).

Northern Ireland: Hodson (Milton Keynes Dons), Lafferty (Burnley), Cathcart (Blackpool), McArdle (Bradford City), Baird (Reading), Norwood (Huddersfield Town), Ferguson (Birmingham City, on loan from Newcastle United), Evans (Blackburn Rovers), Grigg (Brentford), Paterson (Huddersfield Town), Ward (Derby County).

Northern Ireland Under-21s: McCullough (Doncaster Rovers), Thompson (Watford), Sendles-White (QPR), Carson (Ipswich Town), Morgan (Nottingham Forest), Ball (Stevenage), Tempest (Notts County), Millar (Oldham Athletic), Lester (Bolton Wanderers), Brobbel (Middlesbrough), Gray (Accrington Stanley), Lavery (Sheffield Wednesday), Reid (Exeter City).

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