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Boothroyd hails 'brave decision' from Southgate as young trio join England squad

Boothroyd hails 'brave decision' from Southgate as young trio join England squad”

MANAGER Gareth Southgate recommitted to improving England's fortunes by signing a new deal through to 2022 before naming arguably his boldest squad to date.

England face Croatia in the Uefa Nations League on 12 October, before facing Spain three days later.

The uncapped trio have been selected for the Three Lions' Nations League games in Croatia and Spain this month.

The manager's continuing preference for promise over experience underlines his determination to build on, and better, the summer run to the World Cup semi-finals.

"It aligns with what we have done in the last 18 months", said Southgate.

"We know it's not straightforward". Jadon has had a similar impact for Dortmund in big matches. I think it's to be cherished.

"We've got a few injuries in the midfield in particular - Dele [Alli], Jesse [Lingard] and Ruben [Loftus-Cheek] have been missing - and Fabian Delph, so there is an opportunity there".

The countdown clock to 2022 has since been taken down at St George's Park, but the focus and hunger remain under Southgate. But it's also hard work and right now we have a good feeling on the pitch. "The board have been fantastic for the freedom to bring young players through".

Other topics at the press conference are sure to include FA technical director Dan Ashworth's impending move to Brighton and the matter of players switching nationality.

Sancho epitomises that pursuit of progress.

It was thought that Sancho would be named in England's U-21 squad, but following his impressive Champions League outing against AS Monaco on Wednesday, he has been bumped into the senior team.

England coach Gareth Southgate underlined his commitment to giving young players a chance on the highest stage by handing call-ups Thursday to teenage midfielders in the second division and the Bundesliga.

"He's been fearless enough to go overseas and play", Southgate said. He was voted the player of the tournament at the European Under-17 Championship past year and also helped England win the Under-17 FIFA World Cup in India.

"He has not played as much men's football". I think it's a huge challenge.

"We are always conscious of the balance on how quickly we put those players in, but we think they are performing well with their clubs, they're confident players and we get an understanding of how they and we work".



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