Reece James handed first England senior call as Three Lions meet for October's games

Monday 05 Oct 2020
Chelsea's Reece James will England's senior squad for October's international fixtures
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England men’s senior squad has assembled at St. George’s Park ahead of the forthcoming fixtures against Wales, Belgium and Denmark.

However, as a precaution to understand if there is any risk to the wider group, the arrival of Tammy Abraham, Ben Chilwell and Jadon Sancho will be delayed. This is to allow time to gather further information of a social gathering that all three players reportedly attended over the weekend.

Separately, Raheem Sterling has been ruled out of all three fixtures through injury.

Gareth Southgate will begin his preparations with 27 players after Chelsea full-back Reece James was handed his first senior call-up having initially been part of the MU21 squad.

England face Wales at Wembley on Thursday (8 October) before hosing Belgium on Sunday (11 October) and Denmark on Wednesday (14 October) in UEFA Nations League Group A2.

England squad to face Wales, Belgium and Denmark:

Tammy Abraham (Chelsea)*, Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Harvey Barnes (Leicester City), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea)*, Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) Dean Henderson (Manchester United), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Danny Ings (Southampton), Reece James (Chelsea), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Michael Keane (Everton), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Arsenal), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Burnley), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Declan Rice (West Ham United), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund)*, Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid), Kyle Walker (Manchester City),  James Ward-Prowse (Southampton), Harry Winks (Tottenham Hotspur)

* Delayed arrivals

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By FA Staff