Proximo II Wilshere has been a conspicuous absentee from
international get-togethers since Euro 2016, with the departed Sam Allardyce and
his temporary replacement both leaving him out.
But a loan move from Arsenal to Bournemouth has given the 24-year-old some
much-needed game time and he has rebuilt both form and fitness under Eddie
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black Dele Alli's twisted knee has also created a vacancy in
midfield, with Wilshere operating in a similar position for the Cherries.
While Alli has been forced out, his Tottenham team-mate Kane rejoins the
group after missing Southgate's previous matches in charge against Malta and
Superfly V black Kane has missed seven weeks with an ankle injury
but started the north London derby against Arsenal on Sunday and scored from the
penalty spot to secure a 1-1 draw.
Manchester United pair Chris Smalling and Luke Shaw are not involved in a
25-man squad after being declared unfit for the 3-1 win over Swansea – a
decision that seemed to frustrate their club boss Jose Mourinho.With Smalling
missing, Burnley's Michael Keane edges Middlesbrough's Ben Gibson – the former
having received his first call-up as injury cover for last month's games.
Southgate was unable to call on injured the Nathaniel Clyne and Adam Lallana
last time out but the Liverpool pair are back after returning to action with the
Premier League leaders.
Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater is also fit again and restored.
Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend replaced Raheem Sterling as cover last
month, and came off the bench against Slovenia, with both men included this
Southgate has named a slightly larger panel this time, rising by two to 25,
possibly with the Spain friendly in mind.
superfly green While the World Cup qualifier against Scotland is
the priority, the Wembley friendly against the Spaniards is also a prestige
fixture and Southgate will want to have enough options at his disposal to put on
a good show.
black The former Middlesbrough boss comes to the end of his
four-game stint after this double header and if he does want to make a pitch for
the permanent post, now is his last chance.
West Ham's Michail Antonio will not report to St George's Park, having made
the last two squads without seeing action, and Everton's Ross Barkley continues