SOUTHEND United starlet Dru Yearwood is being considered for an England under 18 call up, Echosport can reveal.

Yearwood has impressed for the Shrimpers in the past few months, starting the last 14 matches in the centre of the park.

And the 18-year-old’s growing reputation in the game saw him watched by an England scout at Oxford United on Saturday.

The England age-group side are still waiting to confirm their next fixture but Yearwood will definitely in contention.

Despite his fine form though, Yearwood - who came through the ranks at Blues - missed out on the League One apprentice of the year prize at the Football League Awards.

AFC Wimbledon’s Anthony Hartigan was named as the winner.