Chester FC defender Ben Heneghan has been named in the England C squad to face Slovakia under-21s next month.

The 22-year-old, who has been a regular in the England C side since winning his first cap in June 2015, features in a 16-man squad for the International Challenge Trophy qualifier.

The game will take place at Sutton United’s Gander Green Lane ground on Sunday, June 5.

Slovakia should be testing opponents for Paul Fairclough's side. The only previous meeting was in May 2014 in Poprad with the home side winning 1-0 in a hard-fought encounter.

Both sides have begun their qualifying games with victories, England winning 2-0 against Ukraine in Kiev and Slovakia defeating Estonia 4-0.

The squad features six new faces and includes Omar Bogle fresh from scoring two goals for Grimsby Town in their National League play-off final win over Forest Green Rovers and Swindon Town bound John Goddard. The game will mark the pair's last appearance for the team before moving into the Football League.

Admission to the game will be free and, with the two nations set to face each other at Euro 2016, the FA hope a good-sized crowd will turn out.

Heneghan's future at Chester is unclear with the highly-rated centre-back, who has been mentioned as a target for Football League clubs, out of contract at the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium.

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He has been with the club since August 2014 when he was signing having impressed on trial after leaving Stoke City.

Ben Heneghan, in action against Tranmere Rovers during the 2015-16 season, has been at Chester since August 2014
Ben Heneghan, in action against Tranmere Rovers during the 2015-16 season, has been at Chester since August 2014

Heneghan initially operated as a right-back before moving into his preferred central defensive position, where he has excelled for the Blues.

Should he move to another club, Chester would be entitled to compensation as he is under the age of 23, although amount would be determined through a tribunal if the club signing him are unable to come to an agreement with the Blues.

Full England C squad to face Slovakia under-21s

Brandon Hall (Ebbsfleet United), Jamie Butler (Hemel Hempstead), Sam Habergham (Braintree Town), James Bolton (FC Halifax Town), Ben Heneghan (Chester), Sean Raggett (Dover Athletic), Jack Holland (Bromley), Jake Gallagher (Aldershot Town), Alex Woodyard (Braintree Town), Dan Wishart (Sutton United), Jon Leesley (Alfreton Town), John Goddard (Swindon Town), Elliott Whitehouse (Nuneaton Town), Dayle Southwell (Boston United), Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town), Jordan Williams (Barrow).

Nine-man contingency squad

Peter Crook (Harrogate Town), Chez Isaac (Braintree Town), Brandon Daniels (Harrogate Town), Dion Charles (AFC Fylde), Scott Leather (Chorley), Daniel Sweeney (Maidstone United), Daniel Johnson (Gateshead), Sam Jones (Alfreton Town), Jack Paxman (Maidstone United).