Leeds United’s Patrick Bamford received his first call-up in England as Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jesse Lingard returned to international service in the Premier League. world Cup Next month’s qualifiers against Poland, Andorra and Hungary.
There is no place in Mason Greenwood’s squad, despite the Manchester United striker’s impressive start to the season.
Alexander-Arnold was devastated after missing Euro 2020 after sustaining a thigh injury while preparing for the tournament. The Liverpool defender has arrived in Gareth Southgate’s squad despite being left behind by the coach in March and will make his appearance when England meet for the first time since their defeat by Italy in the European Championship final.
Alexander-Arnold is one of four right-backs on the squad, with Kyle Walker, Rhys James and Kieran Trippier also from Southgate. But there is no room for Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell. Bamford is the only player not in the squad having impressed Leeds since returning to the Premier League.
Greenwood also missed a place in the Euro 2020 finals due to injury. The United striker has scored twice this season and had a chance of a call-up, with Marcus Rashford ruled out. Danny Ings, Aston Villa striker, Ole Watkins and Roma striker Tammy Abraham were also absent from the front. England captain, Harry Kane, is in the squad after seeing his hopes for it Leaving Tottenham to the collapse of Manchester City.
There are places in the squad for Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho, both of whom missed penalty shootouts in the penalty shootout defeat against Italy. Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope has also joined forces with Dean Henderson, who is struggling with a thigh injury.
Southgate explained the process he went through with his coaches after the defeat against Italy. “We were in the office the following week to review the whole tournament. Of course the final was on everyone’s mind, but you have to review everything.”
“I was in contact with the three [Saka, Rashford and Sancho] The days after the final and their clubs were in touch as well. They know there is support if they need it, but they are also eager to move on. It’s a new season full of new challenges. They are exciting young players who are having an exciting time.”
England visits Hungary on September 2 and hosts Andorra on September 5 before ending camp with a trip to Poland on September 8.