Ward-Prowse called up by England as Delph, Stones and Loftus-Cheek withdraw
Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse has been called up into the England Squad for the Euro 2020 Qualifiers against Czech Republic and Montenegro respectively following injuries to three players.
Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek alongwith Manchester City duo John Stones and Fabian Delph have all pulled out after picking up injuries during the weekends games for their club sides.
Ward-Prowse has only featured once for the senior side back in March 2017 when he featured alongside teammate Nathan Redmond during England’s 1-0 friendly defeat against Germany when the Saints play maker replaced Jake Livermore in the 82nd minute.
Ward-Prowse wasn’t included in Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate’s original squad for the qualifiers which left some pundits and journalists wonder how he’d been omitted from the squad after a string of impressive performances for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side in the Premier League this campaign.
It’s also good to see Tom Heaton in the squad for the first time since preparations for last summer’s FIFA World Cup in what was one of the best England performances out in Russia.
West Ham’s Declan Rice gets his first call-up after he recently switched allegiancies from Republic of Ireland to the Three Lions.
England’s Euro 2020 Qualifying campaign begins on Friday 22nd March when Czech Republic come to Wembley Stadium before Southgate and the Three Lions travel to Podgorica to face Montenegro just three days later.
Here is the England squad in full for the Qualifiers against Czech Republic and Montenegro
Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke City), Tom Heaton (Burnley), Jordan Pickford (Everton)
Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Leicester City), Michael Keane (Everton), Harry Maguire (Leicester City), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), James Tarkowski (Burnley), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)
Midfielders: Ross Barkley (Chelsea), Dele (Tottenham Hotspur), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Declan Rice (West Ham United), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)
Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Callum Wilson (Bournemouth)