Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard left out of England squad

Lingard has been capped 24 times for England.

Manchester United midfielder, Jesse Lingard, has been left out of the England squad for the European Championship Qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria.

Lingard, 26, has been out of sorts this season, as the likes of Chelsea’s Mason Mount and Leicester’s James Maddison have been preferred by Gareth Southgate.

The Warrington-born player was a stalwart of England’s World Cup campaign in 2018, starting five out of their seven games.

Tottenham midfielder, Dele Alli, has also been left out of the squad, alongside Liverpool playmaker, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

There were call-ups, however, for impressive Chelsea pair Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori, who both spent last season plying their trade in the Championship, at Aston Villa and Derby County respectively.

England play in Prague on the 11 October and then in Sofia on the 14 October.

Goalkeepers: Tom Heaton (Aston Villa), Jordan Pickford (Everton) and Nick Pope (Burnley).

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Leicester City), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Michael Keane (Everton), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspurs), Fikayo Tomori (Chelsea) and Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid).

Midfielders: Ross Barkley (Chelsea), Fabian Delph (Everton), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), James Maddison (Leicester City), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Declan Rice (West Ham United) and Harry Winks (Tottenham Hotspurs).

Forwards: Tammy Abraham (Chelsea), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspurs), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) and Callum Wilson (AFC Bournemouth). erl