POLL: Should Roy Hodgson have named Sunderland striker in Euro 2016 squad?

Jermain Defoe won't be going to Euro 2016 despite a superb season leading the Sunderland attack.

Monday, 16th May 2016, 4:45 pm
Updated Monday, 16th May 2016, 5:50 pm
Jermain Defoe

Take part in our poll here:Defoe had hoped his fine form this season would be enough to secure a place on the plane to the France after an injury to forward Danny Welbeck.

But Roy Hodgson has instead opted to call up Newcastle winger Andros Townsend and Manchester United youngster Marcus Rashford in a provisional 26-man squad, which will be cut down to 23 by May 31.

In-form Defoe has hit 18 goals this season - including 15 in the Premier League - but the chances of the 33-year-old having a final hurrah with the Three Lions now appear over.

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Defoe, whose goals helped see Sunderland to safety, has played 55 times for his country, scoring 19 goals.

What do you think - should Defoe have been on the plane to France?

Have your say by voting in our poll here:The Three Lions face Turkey at the Manchester City Stadium on Sunday 22 May before heading to Sunderland’s Stadium of Light, where they take on Australia on Friday 29 May.

Hodgson will then submit his final 23-man squad to UEFA, ahead of the final pre-tournament friendly against Portugal at Wembley on Thursday 2 June.

Provisional England squad for Euro 2016:

Goalkeepers: Fraser Forster, Joe Hart, Tom Heaton

Defenders: Ryan Bertrand, Gary Cahill, Nathaniel Clyne, Danny Rose, Chris Smalling, John Stones, Kyle Walker

Midfielders: Dele Alli, Ross Barkley, Fabian Delph, Eric Dier, Danny Drinkwater, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, James Milner, Raheem Sterling, Andros Townsend, Jack Wilshere

Forwards: Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Jamie Vardy.