Wilson earns first call up to Gareth’s England squad
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.
The striker has shown tremendous form lately.