JONATHAN STEAD will link up with the England Under 21 squad in Leeds tomorrow.
The 20-year-old striker hopes to earn a first cap for his country against Holland at Hull's KC Stadium on Tuesday.
His call-up came just 12 days after he left Town for Blackburn Rovers in a £1.25m deal and follows two Premiership goals in his first two matches.
England Under 21 manager David Platt watched Stead net the equaliser against Newcastle at Ewood Park on Wednesday and immediately pencilled him into the young Three Lions squad.
"It has been a frightening two weeks for me and I'm thrilled. It's a massive honour," said Stead from the family home near Holmfirth last night.
"I couldn't believe it when the fax came through to the club. I was just astonished.
"It's hard to take in because it just seems to be good news after good news, but I'm looking forward to it and I'll give it my best shot."
Town will get extra cash from the transfer only if Stead earns a full England cap.
There's also more money to follow if he helps Blackburn finish in the top half of the Premier League at any stage over the next four years.
"It's wonderful news about the call-up and, obviously, we want Jonathan to be successful both as an individual and for his new club, because that means it's better financially for Huddersfield Town," said Town chief executive Andrew Watson.
"We really do believe he will go on to play at full international level, because his attitude is fantastic and he's already proving to be a great talent."
Andy Booth was Town's last England Under 21 representative in 1995 and 1996.