Daily Mail

Gareth’s shake up at the back


eNGLaNd manager Gareth Southgate faces a selection dilemma in defence as he finalises his first post-World Cup squad.

Southgate will name his squad for the euro 2024 qualifiers against italy and Ukraine on thursday and is considerin­g whether to refresh his options at centre back.

John Stones, Harry maguire, eric dier and Conor Coady were taken to Qatar. maguire, a favourite of Southgate’s, is out of favour at manchester United, while Coady and dier could make way.

aC milan’s Fikayo tomori impressed against tottenham on Wednesday, though Sportsmail understand­s there are concerns over his ability on the ball.

Brighton’s Levi Colwill, on loan from Chelsea, is interestin­g Southgate, while Crystal Palace’s marc Guehi and aston Villa’s tyrone mings may also return to the fold.

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