Gareth Southgate selects 25-man group for Scotland and Spain fixtures

Sunday 06 Nov 2016

The England squad for this month's games against Scotland and Spain has been named.

Interim manager Gareth Southgate has selected 25 players, with Jack Wilshere recalled having missed out on the last two squads.

England's November fixtures

England v Scotland
2018 FIFA World Cup Russia 
European Qualifiers (Group F)
7.45pm, Friday 11 November
Wembley Stadium connected by EE

England v Spain
International match
8pm, Tuesday 15 November
Wembley Stadium connected by EE

There is also a return for Harry Kane, who scored in Tottenham Hotspur's draw at Arsenal on Sunday afternoon having previously been out of action since mid-September.

Adam Lallana, Raheem Sterling and Nathaniel Clyne also return after being ruled out of October's games against Malta and Slovenia due to injury.

Uncapped Burnley defender Michael Keane retains his place in the squad, having been drafted in half-way through the previous meet-up.

"Over the last few weeks we've been looking at as many games as possible and keeping track of all of the players," said Southgate.

"There were some players that weren't available to us last time with injury who are in good form that make the frame – the likes of Nathaniel Clyne, Adam Lallana and Raheem Sterling. It's good to be able to welcome them back.

"Similarly Harry Kane. We had some good discussions with a lot of the clubs over the past few weeks, and Tottenham have been very helpful in terms of Harry's availability. I'm grateful to Mauricio [Pochettino] for that.

"Of course, Jack Wilshere is a player that we feel has a lot of class and is now starting to get more 90-minutes under his belt. It's good to bring him back into the squad."

The Three Lions will report to St. George's Park on Monday lunchtime, before which Southgate will speak to the media – with the press conference broadcast live on England's official Twitter and Facebook accounts.

England face Scotland in a 2018 World Cup qualifier on Friday 11 November, before taking on Spain in their final game of 2016 on Tuesday 15 November.

The Scotland game is sold out, but tickets remain available for the latter fixture at priced from only £20 for adults and £10 for children.

The squad 

Fraser Forster (Southampton), Joe Hart (Torino, loan from Manchester City), Tom Heaton (Burnley), Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Michael Keane (Burnley), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), John Stones (Manchester City), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Danny Drinkwater (Leicester City), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jack Wilshere (AFC Bournemouth, loan from Arsenal), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace), Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)

By Jim Lucas at St. George's Park