New faces for England as Gareth Southgate makes his pick for Netherlands and Italy

Thursday 15 Mar 2018
England will meet up at St. George's Park next week ahead of the games with Netherlands and Italy
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Gareth Southgate has named three new faces in the England squad for this month’s games against the Netherlands and Italy.

Burnley’s Nick Pope and James Tarkowski are included, having impressed as the Clarets have established themselves in the top half of the Premier League table with one of the country’s best defensive records.

Also called up for the first time at senior level is Swansea City’s Alfie Mawson, who made six appearances for England U21s in the 2016-17 season ending with an impressive Euro campaign last summer. 

Liverpool duo Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana return to the squad after injuries, while there is a recall for Arsenal's Jack Wilshere.

Uncapped AFC Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook, who was drafted into the squad ahead of November’s game against Brazil after featuring for the U21s this term, keeps his place.

The Three Lions will report to St. George’s Park at the start of next week, ahead of Friday’s game against the Netherlands in Amsterdam.

Southgate’s squad will then take on Italy at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday 27 March for the penultimate match at the national stadium before the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals.

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The Squad

Dele Alli - Tottenham Hotspur
Ryan Bertrand - Southampton
Jack Butland - Stoke City
Lewis Cook - AFC Bournemouth
Eric Dier - Tottenham Hotspur
Joe Gomez - Liverpool
Joe Hart - West Ham United (loan from Manchester City)
Jordan Henderson - Liverpool
Adam Lallana - Liverpool
Jesse Lingard - Manchester United
Jake Livermore - West Bromwich Albion
Harry Maguire - Leicester City
Alfie Mawson - Swansea City
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - Liverpool
Jordan Pickford - Everton
Nick Pope - Burnley
Marcus Rashford - Manchester United
Danny Rose - Tottenham Hotspur
Raheem Sterling - Manchester City
John Stones - Manchester City
James Tarkowski - Burnley
Kieran Trippier - Tottenham Hotspur
Jamie Vardy - Leicester City
Kyle Walker - Manchester City
Danny Welbeck - Arsenal
Jack Wilshere - Arsenal
Ashley Young - Manchester United

By Jim Lucas