The England F.A. have today announced that Tottenham Hotspurs full back Danny Rose and Southampton goal keeper Alex McCarthy have withdrawn from the squad to face Spain and Croatia in this months League of Nations matches due to minor injuries.
The pair were both told to return to their clubs to continue treatment before Gareth Southgate’s side left for Croatia who they will play this Friday in a repeat of this summers World Cup Semi-final which Croatia won 2-1.
With no replacements expected to be called up that leaves Leicester’s Ben Chilwell as the only specialist left back in the squad, following his recent call up to replace Manchester United defender Luke Shaw, meaning the twenty one year old may get his first full start for the senior side after making his debut as a replacement for Rose in the recent win over Switzerland in September.
While uncapped Brighton defender Lewis Dunk will also travel with the squad after being a late call up to replace the injured Burnley Central defender James Tarkowski
With four keepers named in Southgate’s original squad, even with the loss of Alex McCarthy he still has his first choice Everton’s Jordan Pickford along with Stokes Jack Butland and Fulham’s Marcus Bettinelli to select from.
After playing Croatia on Friday Gareth Southgate’s men will fly to Spain were they will take on their national team in Sevilla on Monday.
Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham), Jack Butland (Stoke City), Jordan Pickford (Everton)
Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Harry Maguire (Leicester City), Ben Chilwell (Leicester City), John Stones (Manchester City), Lewis Dunk (Brighton), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)
Ross Barkley (Chelsea), Nathaniel Chalobah (Watford), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Mason Mount (on loan at Derby County from Chelsea), Harry Winks (Tottenham Hotspur)
Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), James Maddison (Leicester City), Marcus Rashford, (Manchester United), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal)