Oxford United defender Luke Foster has been placed on stand-by for the England C squad for their Challenge Trophy Group A fixture with Finland.

Fellow U's defender Matt Day has already been included in the England non-league team party, although Day admitted he thought it was a wind-up when he heard!

"I really didn't believe it when I was told," he related to the club's website.

"Until I got a phone call I thought it was a wind-up! It's a great honour and I'm really looking forward to it."

Day flies out with the England squad on Sunday, with the match taking place at the Finnair Stadium in Helsinki next Wednesday.

They return on Thursday, so Day will be back for United's league game at home to Ebbsfleet United on November 17.

England's other group fixtures in the tournament are at home to Wales on February 28 and away to Italy in November 2008.