Watkins recalled to England squad by Southgate

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England manager Gareth Southgate has recalled Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins for October's games against Australia and Italy at Wembley.

Watkins, who last featured for England in March 2022, continued his impressive start to the season with a hat-trick against Brighton on Saturday.

Chelsea forward Raheem Sterling is left out of a fourth successive squad.

England play Australia in a friendly on 13 October and Italy in a Euro 2024 qualifier on 17 October.

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Comment posted by Hard Labour, today at 14:09

What an uninspiring midfield selection. Typical Southgate.

Gallagher runs around a lot and pushes his hair back a lot and gives the ball away a lot. As for Phillips and Henderson . . .

Comment posted by Craig, today at 14:08

Southgate needs to go. Maguire can't get a game for a very poor United team and is in but Konsa who has been brilliant for Villa can't get a look in. Same with James Ward-Prowse.

Comment posted by liverpool supporter right here, today at 14:08

Harry Maguire and Kalvin Phillips are like two turds that wont flush

Comment posted by Lord Pep, today at 14:08

Hope Watkins gets game time

Comment posted by ScoobyDoo99, today at 14:07

No Pope or Gordon. Bizarre. But always a place for Calamity Maguire. Laughable.

Comment posted by WombleBerry, today at 14:07

How is Eddie Nketiah in the squad. Done the square root of naff all so far this season

Comment posted by Lewis, today at 14:07

At this point Southgate getting rid of Maguire and Phillips seems impossible at this rate.

Comment posted by Nick, today at 14:07

Comment posted by Supcon98, today at 14:07

No place again for James Ward-Prowse, scandalous when Henderson and Phillips make the squad!! Southgate is making things worse for Maguire by picking, and then playing a gut out of form and confidence. He has a responsibility to him as a player not to put him in this position.

Comment posted by BRIAN666, today at 14:07

Call up Wayne Shaw - the pie eating goalie

Comment posted by BRIAN666, today at 14:06

Comment posted by Baron of Brierdene, today at 14:06

Well the good news is we've only 1 player called up so risk of injuries minimal. But ones does wonder on the basis of selection? Form doesn't seem to matter!

Comment posted by StEmmosFire, today at 14:06

Why is there a semi retired player in there when Ward-Prowse offers so much more.

Comment posted by Rebekah, today at 14:06

Good player in good form. Southgate won't pick him!

Reply posted by BRIAN666, today at 14:08

BRIAN666 replied:

He picked Watkins! What's the issue?

Comment posted by Stop wait and go, today at 14:05

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