Wil­son earns first call up to Gareth’s Eng­land squad

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BOURNEMOUTH striker Cal­lum Wil­son has been handed his first Eng­land call-up by man­ager Gareth South­gate.

And Ever­ton de­fender Michael Keane has been handed an in­ter­na­tional re­call in an ex­tended 28-man squad.

Sports­mail re­vealed last Fri­day that both Wil­son and Keane were in line for places in South­gate’s squad for the games against USA and Croa­tia.

On Wil­son’s call-up, South­gate said: “Wil­son has been in­volved in high num­ber of goals this sea­son, in goals and as­sists, so this is a good op­por­tu­nity for us to look at him.

And it’s a good op­por­tu­nity for him to see how he fits into the se­nior team.” On Keane, South­gate added: “He is play­ing in an Ever­ton team that is now play­ing in a sim­i­lar to way we want to play.”

Jadon San­cho has kept his place in the squad, while Ruben Lof­tus-Cheek has been re­called af­ter miss­ing the pre­vi­ous squad.

Fit again Dele Alli and Jesse Lin­gard re­turn, in place of Ma­son Mount and James Mad­di­son – who are car­ry­ing in­juries.

The Three Li­ons take on the USA on Novem­ber 15, a match that has been ded­i­cated to the Wayne Rooney Foun­da­tion and will also see the for­mer Eng­land cap­tain earn his 120th, and fi­nal, cap.

They then face Croa­tia in the Na­tions League on Novem­ber 18. Both games will be at Wem­b­ley.

AFC BOURNEMOUTH

The striker has shown tremen­dous form lately.

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