England will go into tonight’s World Cup Qualifier against Scotland at Hampden park with a new Captain, after It was announced yesterday that Tottenham Hotspurs forward Harry Kane will become the 119th player to Captain England’s Senior National team.
This will be Harry Kane’s 1st appearance for England since last September due to injuries and his 19th overall since making his debut for the senior team under Roy Hodgson against Lithuania in March 2015.
This caps a fantastic season off for the Tottenham striker who helped his club to finishing 2nd place in the Premier League and a F.A. Cup semi-final, scoring 35 goals in 38 appearances this season, earning him the Golden Boot award.
With England’s last permanent Captain Wayne Rooney not being selected for the squad, England Coach Gareth Southgate was quick to stress this a temporary appointment, as he is still deciding over a small group of leaders within the squad that could all bring excellent qualities to the Captains role.
Regarding the rest of the England team news, Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has withdrawn from the squad after picking up a slight injury in training, however with Kane, Defoe and Rashford all fit, Gareth Southgate has decided against calling anybody up to the squad his place.
Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke City), Fraser Forster (Southampton), Joe Hart (Manchester City), Tom Heaton (Burnley)
Defenders: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United), Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur)
Midfielders: Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Jake Livermore (West Bromwich Albion), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)
Forwards: Jermain Defoe (Sunderland), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City).