Wishere re­called to Eng­land squad for Scot­land, Spain games

Malta Independent - - SPORT -

Jack Wil­shere and Harry Kane have been re­called to the Eng­land squad for the World Cup qual­i­fier against Scot­land and the friendly against Spain.

Arse­nal mid­fielder Wil­shere, 24, was left out of the two pre­vi­ous squads but his form has im­proved dur­ing his cur­rent loan spell at Bournemouth.

Spurs striker Kane has re­cov­ered from the an­kle in­jury that saw him miss the matches against Malta and Slove­nia.

Manch­ester United's Chris Smalling and Luke Shaw are not in the squad.

Both de­fend­ers were de­clared un­fit for United's 3-1 win at Swansea.

Spurs mid­fielder Dele Alli also misses out hav­ing twisted his knee dur­ing train­ing in the build-up to Tot­ten­ham's 1-1 draw against Arse­nal on Sunday.

Burn­ley's Michael Keane is in­cluded again, hav­ing re­ceived his first call-up as in­jury cover for last month's games. Full-back Nathaniel Clyne and mid­field­ers Adam Lal­lana and Ra­heem Ster­ling also re­turn to the set-up after over­com­ing in­juries.

"Over the last few weeks we've been look­ing at as many games as pos­si­ble and keep­ing track of all of the play­ers," said in­terim Eng­land boss Gareth South­gate.

"Wil­shere is a player that we feel has a lot of class and is now start­ing to get more 90 min­utes un­der his belt. It's good to bring him back into the squad."

Eng­land face Scot­land on Fri­day at Wem­b­ley Sta­dium and then play Spain on Tues­day, 15 Novem­ber.

Wil­shere's loan move to Bournemouth from Arse­nal was de­signed to re­vive his ca­reer with club and coun­try - his Eng­land re­call for the first time since the doomed Euro 2016 cam­paign proves its suc­cess.

The mid­fielder was left badly ex­posed by for­mer Eng­land man­ager Roy Hodgson's mis­placed loy­alty in se­lect­ing him for France on the back of 141 min­utes over three games for Arse­nal at the back end of last sea­son.

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