Thursday, 15 March 2018 15:09

England call-ups for uncapped quartet as Jack Wilshere Earns Recall by Spencer Greenlaw

England call-ups for uncapped quartet as Jack Wilshere earns recall.


England manager Gareth Southgate has named four uncapped players in his 27-man squad to face the Netherlands and Italy on 23 and 27 March.


Burnley's James Tarkowski and Nick Pope, plus Swansea defender Alfie Mawson and Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook have all been included. There are also places for Arsenal's Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck. Injured Tottenham striker Harry Kane and Chelsea defender Gary Cahill are among those who miss out.


Wilshere, 26, returns to the squad, having last played for England in the team's 2-1 defeat by Iceland at Euro 2016.But the midfielder has enjoyed an extended run of games in the Gunners' side.


On choosing Burnley defender Tarkowski and goalkeeper Pope in the squad, Southgate said: "With Nick Pope his form has been excellent. It's great credit to Sean Dyche that we have got two Burnley players in our squad.

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