Date: 7th November 2016 at 9:29am
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England interim manager Gareth Southgate has named a 25-man squad for Friday’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Scotland and next week’s friendly against Spain.

There are recalls for Bournemouth’s Jack Wilshere and Tottenham’s Harry Kane, with the latter starting his first game since September 18 in Spurs’ 1-1 draw at Arsenal on Sunday, and netting the crucial equaliser for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

10 October 2016 - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifying (Group F) - England Stadium visit and Press Conference - Caretaker England manager Gareth Southgate  - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Liverpool duo Nathaniel Clyne and Adam Lallana are also back after injuries ruled them out of Southgate’s first two matches – a 2-0 win over Malta followed by an unconvincing 0-0 draw in Slovenia.

Raheem Sterling also returns to the fold after injury, but there is no place for Everton’s Ross Barkley and Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, as well as the injured Dele Alli and Chris Smalling.

After two uninspiring performances in his first two games, interim boss Southgate will be hoping for better over the next week or so, as these are his last two games to prove he is worthy of the permanent role.

However, based on the squad he has selected, many fans on Twitter aren’t holding out much hope, with many taking to social media to voice their disapproval…

 
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