Everton pair Jordan Pickford and Fabian Delph are included in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for European Championship qualifying games against Montenegro and Kosovo this month.
Goalkeeper Pickford, who owns 23 senior caps, has been ever present in the Three Lions' qualifying campaign.
Delph, signed by Everton from Manchester City in the close season, featured for his country in this summer's Nations League finals but injury ruled him out of England’s two most recent get togethers.
Everton manager Marco Silva, however, conceded in his weekly press conference on Thursday that the 29-year-old, capped 20 times by England, is a "big doubt" for the Blues' Premier League game at Southampton on Saturday.
Manager Southgate’s team need one point against Montenegro at Wembley next Thursday [14 November] to book their place in next year’s European finals.
After hosting the Montenegrins – who they beat 5-1 in Podgorica earlier this year – England travel to Kosovo for their final qualifying match on Sunday 17 November
England defeated the Kosovans 5-3 at Southampton’s St Mary’s Stadium two months ago.
Post by Everton News. on Nov 15, 2019 23:46:51 GMT
Everton midfielder Tom Davies captained England Under-21s to an impressive 3-0 away success over Albania on Friday night.
The victory maintains the young Lions’ 100 per cent record in UEFA Euro 2021 qualifying Group C. Aidy Boothroyd’s team have won their opening four matches in the section.
Captain Davies, fresh from heading the opening goal in Everton’s 2-1 win at Southampton last weekend, delivered another assured performance as England wrapped up a conclusive victory in Shkoder.
Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden curled home a free-kick to open the scoring on 22 minutes, before Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher lashed in just before the break to double England’s lead.
With Davies helping to orchestrate proceedings from the middle of the park, England produced a mature second-half display and Arsenal forward Reiss Nelson struck deep into added time to complete the scoring.
Next up for Davies and England is a friendly game against the Netherlands in Doetinchem on Monday evening (5.30pm).