Monday, 31 August 2020

Jack Grealish called up to the England squad

 Jack Grealish has been given a first senior call-up to Gareth Southgate's England side following a number of withdrawals from the squad.

The Aston Villa forward was one of the obvious omissions when Gareth Southgate named his squad for the Nations League clashes but latest reports have it that the midfielder have been now been added to the fold.

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford withdrew from the squad due to an ankle injury, while Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Harry Winks has also withdrawn, leaving spaces in the senior squad, one of which Aston Villa star Grealish has been called on to fill.

England will face Iceland in UEFA Nations League action on September 5 in Reykjavik before hosting Denmark four days later.

Villa captain Grealish has previously donned the England Jersey at under-21 level and was a member of Southgate’s 2016 Toulon Tournament-winning squad, as he chose to represent the Three Lions over the Republic of Ireland, for who he was also eligible.

Grealish could be one of several England players to make his maiden senior debut against either Iceland or Denmark, along with Wolves defender Conor Coady and Arsenal utility man Ainsley Maitland-Niles, who were also late call-ups following Southgate's initial announcement last week.

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