Jadon Sancho

Jadon Sancho has been included in the latest England squad despite the struggles he has suffered following his big-money move to Manchester United, while Fikayo Tomori has earned a recall having impressed for AC Milan.

Gareth Southgate’s side are due to resume their 2022 World Cup qualification campaign with two fixtures during the next international break.

They will face Andorra on October 9, before hosting Hungary at Wembley three days later.

Sancho has endured a tough time after his £73 million ($101m) switch from Borussia Dortmund to Old Trafford over the summer, with the 21-year-old winger still searching for a spark with Premier League heavyweights, but he remains part of Southgate’s thinking.

Jesse Lingard is another that the England boss is prepared to keep faith in despite regular starts proving hard to come by at club level.

The United playmaker has been making a contribution off the bench this season, with two goals and an assist, and bagged a brace for England against Andorra during their last meeting in September.

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Aaron Ramsdale has landed the No 1 spot at Arsenal and will be eager to earn a first senior cap for his country, while Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins gets the nod on this occasion ahead of Leeds frontman Patrick Bamford and Roma star Tammy Abraham.

Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden also comes back in, while ex-Chelsea centre-half Tomori is included for the first time since winning his only cap to date in a Euro 2020 qualifier against Kosovo in November 2019.

A place in Southgate’s defensive plans has opened up for Tomori after Harry Maguire has picked up a calf injury with Manchester United.

Trent Alexander-Arnold is another on the treatment table, with the Liverpool full-back nursing an adductor problem while Marcus Rashford is still recovering from shoulder surgery.

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Of those to drop out from the last England squad, Jude Bellingham is the most notable absentee. The 18-year-old Borussia Dortmund midfielder has enjoyed a meteoric rise to prominence and will need the break in order to avoid suffering burnout.

Southgate has also taken the decision not to select Red Devils forward Mason Greenwood amid reports his club side have asked for the 19-year-old’s workload to be carefully managed.

Goalkeepers: Sam Johnstone, Jordan Pickford, Aaron Ramsdale

Defenders: Conor Coady, Reece James, Tyrone Mings, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Fikayo Tomori, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker

Midfielders: Phil Foden, Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Mason Mount, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice

Forwards: Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling, Ollie Watkins

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