Crystal Palace’s Tyrick Mitchell and Southampton’s Kyle Walker-Peters receive their first England call-ups | Soccer News

Crystal Palace’s Tyrick Mitchell and Southampton’s Kyle Walker-Peters have been called up to the senior England squad for the first time after several withdrawals from Gareth Southgate’s squad.

Mitchell and Walker-Peters will also be joined in the squad by West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone and Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins following injury withdrawals from Aaron Ramsdale, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Reece James and Tammy Abraham .

Southgate met the rest of the England coaching staff on Monday to assess who could step down and also decide which players to add to his squad.

He’s had a major problem in defence, with Luke Shaw the only fit full-back remaining on his roster – and he hasn’t played since late February, after recovering from injury and a Covid fight .

Liverpool’s Alexander-Arnold is also out for a few weeks with a strained hamstring, and Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel has made it clear he wants James to stay with the Blues to recover from a injury, rather than joining two friendly internationals at Wembley.

Mitchell caught the attention of Southgate

It means call-ups for Walker-Peters, who is a 2017 FIFA U20 World Cup winner and amassed caps from U18 to U21 level for England, and Mitchell, although the Palace full-back won’t never played in any of the English juniors. teams.

The 22-year-old has made 33 appearances for Patrick Vieira’s side this season and caught the eye of the England manager.

Mitchell has impressed for Crystal Palace this season

“Tyrick, we were really impressed, he was very close [to a call-up]”, Southgate said last week. “I think he’s been very good with his defence, he comes out to people quickly and in the biggest games against the best opponents he’s done really well.

England host Switzerland on Saturday 26 March (kick-off 5.30pm) at Wembley Stadium before facing Ivory Coast on Tuesday 29 March (kick-off 7.45pm), also at Wembley. Both games are live sky sports.

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Saturday March 26 4:30 p.m.

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England’s updated 25-man squad…

Guardians: Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Burnley), Sam Johnstone (West Brom)

DefendersConor Coady (Wolves), Marc Guehi (Crystal Palace), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Ben White (Arsenal), Tyrick Mitchell (Crystal Palace), Kyle Walker-Peters (Southampton)

MidfieldersJude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Conor Gallagher (Crystal Palace), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Declan Rice (West Ham), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

AttackersPhil Foden (Manchester City), Jack Grealish (Manchester City), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Emile Smith Rowe (Arsenal), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa)

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England manager Gareth Southgate says other players’ performances pushed Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford out of the latest national team

Sancho unlucky but on the right track

“The other attacking players in the squad are slightly ahead of him at the moment,” Southgate said of why there is no Jadon Sancho in his last England squad.

But the omission of the Manchester United winger will come as a surprise to many.

Having been left out of the previous camp in November after starting just four Premier League games before former United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked, the 21-year-old has enjoyed a notable return to form under the boss’s stewardship. interim Ralf Rangnick.

After missing World Cup qualifiers against Albania and San Marino last year, former Germany international Lothar Matthaus says Sky Sports News’ Sancho made a mistake leaving Borussia Dortmund this summer.

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Friendly matches

Saturday March 26: Switzerland (h)
Tuesday 29 March : Ivory Coast (h)

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June 4: Hungary (a)
June 8: Germany (a)
June 11: Italy (h)
June 14: Hungary (h)
September 23: Italy (a)
September 26: Germany (h)

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