England interim manager Gareth Southgate named a 25-man squad on Sunday for their upcoming matches against Scotland and Spain, and it’s a squad which has divided opinion among many fans.
Bournemouth’s Jack Wilshere and Tottenham’s Harry Kane have returned to the fold, despite the former managing his first 90 minutes in over two years against Spurs just two weeks ago.
Kane made his return to first team action yesterday, just under two months since his last start, but did net the all-important equaliser as Tottenham drew 1-1 at Arsenal in the North London derby.
Liverpool’s Nathaniel Clyne and Adam Lallana missed out on Southgate’s first squad through injury but have earned recalls after the Reds’ stunning recent form, and Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling also returns to the squad.
An injury to Dele Alli and a seemingly unfit Chris Smalling means they both miss out, but the former’s omission hasn’t opened the door for Everton’s Ross Barkley, who remains out of favour with the national team. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also misses out despite a decent few weeks for Arsenal.
Nevertheless, there are some Englishmen that will be frustrated to have missed out on selection this time around, and here are THREE that were unfortunate not to get a call-up…