JAMES WARD-PROWSE has been drafted into the England squad after a trio of stars pulled out.
Fabian Delph, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and John Stones all withdrew from the squad right this moment.
There are additionally doubts over Jordan Henderson, who sat out Liverpool’s 2-1 win at Fulham after twisting his ankle in opposition to Bayern Munich.
In-form Southampton star Ward-Prowse has hit six targets in his final 9 league video games.
Regardless of that purple patch, Gareth Southgate opted in opposition to recalling the midfielder for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers in opposition to Czech Republic and Montenegro.
However he has now been added to the squad after shedding three of his gamers.
Manchester Metropolis centre-back Stones missed Saturday’s FA Cup win over Swansea with a groin harm, whereas Delph was taken off after 57 minutes.
Chelsea ace Loftus-Cheek was a 65th-minute substitute in Sunday’s 2-Zero loss at Everton.
Ward-Prowse’s one and solely earlier cap got here in opposition to Germany in a 1-Zero pleasant defeat in March 2017.
The 24-year-old’s return to the squad indicators an enormous turnaround in his fortunes underneath Saints chief Ralph Hasenhuttl as he may barely get a recreation underneath predecessors Mark Hughes and Mauricio Pellegrino.
Southgate’s England squad will hyperlink up at St George’s Park right this moment to start coaching forward of Friday’s conflict at dwelling to the Czech Republic.
The Three Lions will then journey to Montenegro for a second qualifier three days later.
Ward-Prowse can be hoping to impress Southgate to e book a spot within the squad for the Uefa Nations League finals in June.
The England boss is already a fan of Ward-Prowse however claims he initially left him out of his plans as he had solely simply returned to the Southampton group.
Southgate stated: “We all know there are some gamers simply on the fringes that we wouldn’t hesitate to name in each by way of their means, but in addition within the case of a participant like James Ward-Prowse and his character. He’s completely the type of character you need across the squad.
“We love Prowsey. I’ve been accused of being a father of Prowsey over time! This most up-to-date spell is his finest spell since we capped him earlier than.
“He’s, I’d say, a world-class deliverer of set-plays, however he’s solely lately acquired again into the group at Southampton. I believe we’ve acquired some good midfield gamers and it isn’t an easy choice.
“We’re 4 months on from our final recreation. You could possibly take a look at Fabian Delph and say he hasn’t been taking part in for Manchester Metropolis, however he was our greatest participant in opposition to Croatia. So, making an attempt to steadiness all of that this time has been tough this time.”