England: Maguire and James picked with suspensions, Foden returns

England: Maguire and James picked with suspensions, Foden returns

England: Maguire and James picked with suspensions, Foden returns

Harry Maguire and Reece James are set to join the England squad despite both picking up a red card against Denmark. Alongside Maguire and Reece, the talented youngster Phil Foden has been picked to make a return to the squad with his partner in crime, Mason Greenwood, still being left out of the squad.

Greenwood has been left out of the England team because of his current form on the pitch, Southgate has been asked about his decision and said: "They don't come as a pair".

Also commenting on Greenwood’s current form "The timeline on this occasion is different for them but they're now judged on their football, their development and how they're progressing. They're both in an area of the pitch where there's a lot of competition for places. It's a real challenge for everyone in that area."

Southgate spoke on Greenwood and Foden: "They are individual players with their own strengths and individual talents.”

"We are looking at the balance of the squad positionally. Phil has had quite a lot of football with his club most recently and Mason has had less game time with United.”

Raheem Sterling has also been given an expected call-up, despite missing last month’s internationals due to having a small hamstring injury. Harvey Barnes has been pushed out by the return of Foden, possibly ruffling a few feathers of his supporters

England Squad

Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson, Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben Chilwell, Conor Coady, Eric Dier, Joe Gomez, Reece James, Michael Keane, Harry Maguire, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Tyrone Mings, Bukayo Saka, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker

Midfielders: Phil Foden, Jordan Henderson, Mason Mount, Declan Rice, James Ward-Prowse, Harry Winks

Forwards: Tammy Abraham, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling

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