Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse has been known as as much as the England squad in place for Kalvin Phillips, who has picked up an harm.
The Leeds man was initially named in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the World Cup qualifiers towards Andorra and Hungary over the following week, however he picked up a calf pressure within the 1-0 win over Watford and has been compelled to tug out.
In his place got here Ward-Prowse, whom England observe joined up with the 24-man squad at St George’s Park on Tuesday.
Ward-Prowse is the third alteration to Southgate’s squad in latest days. Roma striker Tammy Abraham was added to the group shortly earlier than Chelsea‘s Ben Chilwell was drafted in as defensive cowl, after it was accepted that team-mate Reece James can be unable to function.
Blues boss Thomas Tuchel had beforehand questioned Southgate’s determination to name up James, who picked up an ankle harm within the 1-0 defeat to Manchester Metropolis and missed the group’s final two video games in consequence.
“You’d assume the choice had my blessing, would not you?” he laughed. “After I noticed it, I believed that perhaps Reece was going with the water polo group for England as a result of, proper now, he is coaching within the pool.”
One of many matches James missed was his aspect’s 3-1 victory over Southampton, during which Ward-Prowse was despatched off for a nasty problem simply minutes after bringing his aspect stage with an expertly-converted penalty.
The Southampton captain has eight worldwide caps to his identify and got here tantalisingly near incomes a spot within the Euro 2020 squad. He was a part of Southgate’s prolonged group of gamers and featured in each warm-up fixtures towards Austria and Romania, solely to be neglected of the ultimate choice.
He joins Mason Mount, Jesse Lingard, Jordan Henderson, Phil Foden and Declan Rice as a part of Southgate’s midfield cohort for the upcoming fixtures.