Defender Nathaniel Clyne has withdrawn from the England squad to face Scotland and France next month, manager Gareth Southgate has confirmed.
The 26-year-old Liverpool defender was one of three right-backs originally selected along with Tottenham Hotspur duo Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier.
Southgate confirmed on Tuesday morning that Clyne had been carrying an injury upon last week’s squad announcement and will not be fit for the trips to Hampden Park or Stade de France.
“We’ll be without Nathaniel Clyne,” said the 46-year-old.
“He had been carrying an injury and that’s why we named three right-backs, we thought that might be an issue.
“So we’ll be with Kieran [Trippier] and Kyle Walker, but Kieran impressed me at Burnley in the season they had in the Premier League when he was there and I think he has finished the season very well with Tottenham.
“His play in the final third is of very high quality, he is one of the best crossers of the ball in the league.”