Netherlands U21 boss Fred Grim has added Ajax striker Sam Hendriks and Twente defender Peet Bijen to his squad for the Euro qualifier in Slovakia.

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hendriks ajaGrim was forced to call-up the duo after Ajax midfielder Daley Sinkgraven and Lazio defender Wesley Hoedt withdrew from the squad with minor injuries.

Hendriks earns his first call-up at this level after impressing for Jong Ajax this season, with seven goals in 10 games. Centre back Peet Bijen has four caps for the U21’s,¬†and has made eight Eredivisie appearances for Twente this season, scoring one goal.

Netherlands U21 currently sit top of the qualifying group for the 2017 Euros, but face a tricky trip to Slovakia on Tuesday. In the reverse fixture last month the Slovakian’s ran out 3-1 winners.

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