Gareth kids take a bow

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - SPORT - BY JOHN CROSS

TAMMY ABRA­HAM will be one of three play­ers to be given a dream de­but against Ger­many at Wem­b­ley.

The 20-year-old Chelsea striker, who is on a sea­son-long loan at Swansea, will start for Eng­land along with

Ruben Lof­tus-cheek and Ever­ton keeper Jor­dan Pick­ford.

For all three it will be a first se­nior cap. Boss Gareth South­gate has de­cided to give youth its chance, with es­tab­lished keeper Joe Hart rested and Stoke No.1 Jack But­land the lat­est player to pull out through in­jury after break­ing a fin­ger in train­ing yes­ter­day.

Tot­ten­ham’s Eric Dier will take the cap­tain’s arm­band with Harry Kane, Jor­dan Hen­der­son and Gary Cahill among the big names miss­ing.

South­gate said: “Eric is an es­tab­lished player in the side now.

“He plays with ma­tu­rity and intelligence. His ap­proach to ev­ery­thing is very pro­fes­sional. He can be even more of a leader.”

South­gate is likely to pro­mote Do­minic Solanke, Do­minic Calvert-lewin and De­marai Gray from the Un­der-21s after their game in Ukraine to­day to the se­nior squad to face Brazil on Tues­day.

SKIP­PER Eric Dier will wear the arm­band tonight

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