Five players shockingly overlooked by Southgate

Last night, Gareth Southgate announced his latest England squad for upcoming fixtures against Scotland and Spain. But not everybody is pleased.

In fact, the 25 men selected to face the Tartan Army in a World Cup Qualifier and La Roja in a Wembley friendly is one of the most uninspiring England squads in recent memory, featuring the same old cronies who let the Three Lions down at Euro 2016 and against Slovenia last month.

Southgate deciding to play it safe is certainly understandable, considering the next two matches could decide whether the interim gaffer gets the job long-term and England worryingly struggled during the last international break.

But some fresh blood could have worked wonders against Scotland whilst based on current Premier League form, there’s a number of overlooked stars who deserved a run-out against Spain. We look at five top flight Englishmen Southgate’s inexplicably excluded from England’s latest squad…

 


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