Lingard, Watkins left out of England’s Euro Squad, while Bellingham makes the cut

Jesse Lingard England Euro 2020

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England manager Gareth Southgate has left Manchester United forward Jesse Lingard out of his 26-man squad for Euro 2020.

Jesse Lingard was impressive for West Ham United, on loan, in the second stanza of the 2020/2021 Premier League season scoring nine goals in 16 Premier League appearances for the Hammers.

The England manager also left five other players from the initial 32-man preliminary list for the tournament. They include Mason Greenwood, who withdrew from the team because of injury, while Aaron Ramsdale, Ben White, Ben Godfrey, and James Ward-Prowse were left out.

Also missing is Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins who scored 14 goals in 37 Premier League games.

However, Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold, Manchester United defender Harry Maguire, Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson, Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, and Reece James were included.

There was space for Dortmund’s teenage midfielder Jude Bellingham who won the DFB Pokal in Germany, Harry Kane, Jadon Sancho, and Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka.

England will face Croatia, Scotland, and the Czech republic in that order at the Wembley Stadium in the group stage of the competition.

However, there would be friendlies against Austria and Romania on Wednesday and Sunday.

England’s 26-man squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson (Man Utd), Sam Johnstone (West Brom), Jordan Pickford (Everton).

Defenders: John Stones (Man City), Luke Shaw (Man Utd), Harry Maguire (Man Utd), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Kyle Walker (Man City), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Reece James (Chelsea), Conor Coady (Wolves), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid).

Midfielders: Mason Mount (Chelsea), Declan Rice (West Ham), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds).

Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Man Utd), Raheem Sterling (Man City), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Phil Foden (Man City), Jack Grealish (Aston Villa), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal).

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