England squad announced as Wan-Bissaka, Mount and Mings are called up by Southgate



Posted Friday, August 30, 2019 by Express.co.uk

England manager Gareth Southgate has named his squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers with Bulgaria and Kosovo.

Chelsea sensation Mason Mount and Aston Villa star Tyrone Mings have been called up to the England squad for their upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers by manager Gareth Southgate.

Manchester United right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka is also included while Manchester City’s Kyle Walker misses out.

All three are yet to win their first senior caps but have impressed in the early stages of the current season.

Mount has scored twice in three Premier League appearances while Wan-Bissaka has gone in as first-choice right-back at United after moving to Old Trafford from Crystal Palace in the summer.

Mings was a key part of Villa’s promotion campaign in the Championship last term and has made the step-up seamlessly.

Leicester’s James Maddison is another notable inclusion following his stunning form for Brendan Rodgers’s side and he is also looking for his first cap.

Southgate revealed he has been keeping a close eye on Wan-Bissaka for a year and says that fellow right-back Kieran Trippier kept Walker out of the squad due to the encouraging start he has made since moving to Atletico Madrid.

"We tracked him all last year," Southgate said on Wan-Bissaka.

England squad announced as Wan-Bissaka, Mount and Mings are called up by Southgate
Gareth Southgate has named his England squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers (Image: GETTY)

England squad announced as Wan-Bissaka, Mount and Mings are called up by Southgate
Mason Mount has enjoyed a stunning start to the season with Chelsea (Image: GETTY)

England squad announced as Wan-Bissaka, Mount and Mings are called up by Southgate
Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been called up by Southgate but there is no place for Kyle Walker (Image: GETTY)

"He’s adapted well and quickly to a high profile move and playing in front of 70,00 fans brings an intensity and pressure. It’s an opportunity to look at two young players and we also wanted to reintegrate Kieran Tripper back into the group.

"He’s had a huge move to Atletico Madrid and started there really well. Kyle [Walker] has started the season really well, he’s not playing badly, it’s the opposite. So we explained the rationale to him."

Southgate also said he was delighted to hand Mount his first call-up and says his decision was influenced by his displays this season as well as previous analysis.

"Mason is in on merit,” he added. “He looks like threatening the goal every time he plays. I’ve watched him since 16 playing through the various age groups.

England squad announced as Wan-Bissaka, Mount and Mings are called up by Southgate
Tyrone Mings has been excellent for Aston Villa since the start of the campaign (Image: GETTY)

"He's not in based on three games this season, he's in on the back after a successful year in the Eredivisie, a year at Derby and he’s improved at every level he’s played at."

Southgate’s side host Bulgaria at Wembley next Saturday (September 7) before welcoming Kosovo to St Mary's the following Tuesday (September 10).

England are currently top of Group A with maximum points.

They won 5-1 in Montenegro before thumping Czech Republic 5-0 at home.

England squad announced as Wan-Bissaka, Mount and Mings are called up by Southgate
Leicester's James Maddison is looking to win his first cap (Image: GETTY)

England squad to face Bulgaria and Kosovo

Goalkeepers: Tom Heaton, Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben Chilwell, Joe Gomez, Michael Keane, Harry Maguire, Tyrone Mings, Danny Rose, Kieran Trippier, Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Midfielders: Ross Barkley, Jordan Henderson, James Maddison, Mason Mount, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Declan Rice, Harry Winks

Forwards: Harry Kane, Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling, Callum Wilson



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