Four stars inexplicably overlooked by Gareth Southgate for England
Gareth Southgate announced his first England squad as the Three Lions’ interim manager on Sunday.
Taking over from where Sam Allardyce infamously left off, the England U21s man will be looking for on-pitch performances to do the talking over the international break, with football as a whole in this country needing a positive boost.
The former Middlesbrough and Aston Villa defender named many of the usual suspects in his squad for the games against Malta and Slovenia, with the likes of Wayne Rooney, Joe Hart and Gary Cahill all making the cut.
The good news for Marcus Rashford keeps on coming with him called up once again, whilst his Manchester United team-mate Jesse Lingard could be in line for his first senior appearance, too.
Arguably the biggest shock of the announcement, though, has to be the inclusion of Glen Johnson who has not played for the Three Lions for a number of years. Johnson’s call-up raised a question; shouldn’t other players have been included instead?
Here are four players we think should have been in the squad…