West Ham United pair, Declan Rice and Jesse Lingard have been selected as a part of Gareth Southgate’s England squad ahead of the Three Lions FIFA World Cup qualifiers with San Marino, Albania and Poland.
Rice has played a pivotal role in the Hammers phenomenal Premier League campaign and has already accumulated thirteen caps under Southgate’s guidance.
Meanwhile, Lingard – on loan at the London Stadium from Manchester United – has performed superbly for David Moyes’ side, scoring four goals in six appearances since moving from Old Trafford.
The 29-year-old hasn’t featured for England since the UEFA Nations League finals in 2019. Previously, the player has been capped 24 times, finding the net on four occasions.
The 26-man squad included Tottenham Hotspur duo, Harry Kane and Eric Dier, while Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka is also selected
England takes on San Marino at Wembley Stadium on March 25. Then after a trip to Albania three days later, they host Poland on March 31.
The England squad in full is as follows:
Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson (Manchester United), Sam Johnstone (West Bromwich Albion), Nick Pope (Burnley)
Defenders: Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Reece James (Chelsea), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)
Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Jesse Lingard (West Ham United – on loan from Manchester United), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United), Declan Rice (West Ham United), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)
Forwards: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa)