England Head Coach Gareth Southgate Recalls Jack Wilshere And Danny Welbeck Also Names four Uncapped Players

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England head coach Gareth Southgate, has given maiden call-ups to Burnley pair James Tarkowski and Nick Pope, Swansea’s Alfie Mawson and Bournemouth’s Lewis Cook for the friendlies against the Netherlands and Italy.

Tarkowski, the centre-half, and goalkeeper Pope have been watched by Southgate frequently in recent months.

Southgate said: “Nick’s form has been excellent and its great credit to Burnley and [manager] Sean Dyche that two members of their defensive unit are here.

“Nick hasn’t had any previous experience with us so we need to find out about him if we lose one of our senior goalkeepers. His form justifies coming in that mix.”

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has also returned to the international scene, while on-loan Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart is included despite his lack of action at West Ham United this season.

Manchester United’s Ashley Young is also included, but there is no spot for Fulham attacker Ryan Sessegnon, while Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson is left out despite speculation that the forward would receive a position.

England, who are without Harry Kane through injury, will travel to Netherlands on March 23 before hosting Italy on March 27.

Full squad

Goalkeepers: Joe Hart, Jordan Pickford, Jack Butland, Nick Pope

Defenders: Kyle Walker, Kieran Tripper, Ryan Bertrand, Danny Rose, John Stones, James Tarkowski, Alfie Mawson, Joe Gomez, Harry Maguire

Midfielders: Eric Dier, Jack Wilshere, Jordan Henderson, Jake Livermore, Adam Lallana, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Dele Alli, Raheem Sterling, Ashley Young, Jesse Lingard, Lewis Cook

Forwards: Danny Welbeck, Jamie Vardy, Marcus Rashford



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