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WCQ: England name squad for Andorra, Hungary qualifiers

Gareth Southgate has named his England squad for two games in October.

Gareth Southgate has named his England squad for two games in October.

The Three Lions will take on Andorra and Hungary in vital World Cup qualifiers next month.

And the coach has only made a few alterations from the squad that won two and draw one of their matches in September.

Ollie Watkins is back after impressing for Aston Villa while Fikayo Tomori is called up after he impressed for Milan.

Jesse Lingard is named amongst the midfielders alongside Mason Mount and Jordan Henderson.

Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho are in the forward groupings alongside Harry Kane and Jack Grealish.

Perhaps the two big omissions are Jude Bellingham and Mason Greenwood, both of whom have been brilliant in the early weeks of the season.

Southgate however, has insisted they are “important players for England’s future” and are just being rested because of their workloads in the first part of the campaign.

England travel to Andorra on October 9 before hosting Hungary on October 12.

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