Jamaal Lascelles has once again been snubbed by Gareth Southgate’s England, and Newcastle fans are not happy about it.
Sky Sports reported on Sunday evening that James Tarkowski has withdrawn from England’s World Cup standby list, as the Burnley defender requires surgery on a groin problem.
Newcastle fans were furious when both Jamaal Lascelles and Jonjo Shelvey were denied spots in Southgate’s original squad, and Lascelles has still not been called up to the standby list despite the Tarkowski injury.
According to a further report from Sky Sports, it is “unlikely” that Southgate will call anyone else up to the standby list, as nearly every footballer that isn’t on international duty is already off on their holidays.
England’s standby group now consists of just Tom Heaton, Jake Livermore, Lewis Cook and Adam Lallana, so it is certainly surprising to elect against adding an emergency defender to the list.
Today marks three weeks until England’s opening group game against Tunisia, and Southgate has until June 4 to submit his official squad list to FIFA.
Newcastle fans have been giving their verdict on the England’s boss’ decision, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions below…
Phil Jagielka will probably get a call up before Lascelles
— Andy Stamp (@AndyStamp2) May 28, 2018
If he played to Man U or Chelsea he would walk into the team
— karl brown (@KarlBrown80) May 28, 2018
Good he should have been in the list of 23 never mind the standby list
— lew NorthernGoat⚫️⚪️ (@lewy_toonlad) May 28, 2018
— Paul Whyte (@Chalky_Whyte) May 28, 2018
It’s a shame we have a national manager who’s more interested in players he ‘Like’s’ than picking the best players for the job.
— Niki (@Nikijosie) May 28, 2018
When a manager blatantly ignores inform players and choses ones because thry play for a (so called) bigger club, it doesn’t bode well for his decisions in crucial moments in important matches.
— Capture Newcastle (@CaptureNCL) May 28, 2018
Southgate hates #NUFC from his days as a boro player and a manager!! Both Lascelles and Shelvey should be in the England squad no IFS or BUTS
— Gaz M (@GM24474) May 28, 2018