Calvert-Lewin receives first England call-up

Calvert-Lewin will be hoping to make his debut in one of Englands three games. Credit: Wikimedia.

Everton striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been awarded a place in the England squad by Gareth Southgate.

The Toffees hit man has eight goals in five games this season, including Premier League and League Cup hatricks against West Brom and West Ham respectively.

England manager Southgate told BBC Sport: “He’s been a big part of Everton starting the season as well as they have and I’m very pleased to be able to call him up for the first time.”

England face Wales in a friendly, followed by Belgium and Denmark in the UEFA Nations League. All three games will take place at Wembley.

Burnley’s Nick Pope has also been included in the squad and will be looking to add to his 2 England caps

Pope kept the second most clean sheets in the 2019/20 Premier League, behind Man City’s Ederson.

Pope’s Burnley teammate Robbie Brady has been named in the Republic of Ireland squad. Stephen Kenny’s men face Wales, Finland and a EURO 2020 semi-final playoff against Slovakia.

Blackburn Rovers duo Darragh Lenihan and Derrick Williams are also in the squad along with Preston North End midfielder Alan Browne.