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Southgate Set To Call-Up Surprise England Player And It's Got Everyone Talking

Southgate Set To Call-Up Surprise England Player And It's Got Everyone Talking

A bunch of injuries has forced Gareth Southgate's hand.

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar

Looks who's set to be back in the England team.

England will host international friendlies against Germany then Brazil at Wembley Stadium, ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia next summer.

The two fixtures gives Gareth Southgate the perfect opportunity to test out new formations while handing out debuts to budding prospects.

From Tammy Abraham to Ruben Loftus-Cheek who both earned their first call-up to the senior England team.

The pair of English talents are enjoying loan spells away from Stamford Bridge at Swansea City and Crystal Palace, respectively.

Southgate during the training session at St George's Park, Burton. Image: PA

But he's been dealt a string of blows. Spurs' Harry Winks, Man City's Fabian Delph and Liverpool's Jordan Henderson have all had to withdraw through injury.

And despite ignoring Jack Wilshere for the original squad, it appears Southgate will now select him.

Naturally, the potential call-up was subject to plenty of debate on Twitter:

On Wilshere's exclusion, Southgate had initially said: "I don't know how you get in an England squad without getting in the Arsenal team," via Metro.

The Arsenal midfielder has yet to start a Premier League game this campaign, with his appearances coming in the League Cup and Europa League.

Southgate added: "There is no question about his ability, his football brain or personality, we just need to see him playing before he comes back in because unfortunately there has been a history of injuries.

"I'll be having discussions with Arsene about him, we think he is a top player so for him it's about game time.

Does Wilshere deserve a spot in Southgate's squad? Let us know.

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Topics: England, Gareth Southgate