Ex-Sunderland duo Jordan Henderson and Jordan Pickford included in Gareth Southgate’s provisional Euro 2020 England squad
Former Sunderland duo Jordan Henderson and Jordan Pickford have been included in Gareth Southgate’s provisional England squad for Euro 2020.
Southgate has picked 33 players but will have to cut that down to 26 before this summer’s tournament.
Liverpool captain Henderson, 30, hasn’t played a competitive match since February due to a groin injury but is expected to be fit for the tournament.
Everton keeper Pickford, 27, has been the Toffees No 1 stopper since leaving Sunderland in 2017 and has made 31 Premier League appearances this term.
Southgate has named a provisional squad so he can make decisions about players’ fitness after the Europa League and Champions League finals, involving Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea, this week.
England will then play two friendly matches at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium against Austria and Romania on Wednesday, June 2 and Sunday, June 6 respectively.
Crowds will be allowed to attend both matches but tickets have sold out, with the stadium’s capacity capped at 25 per cent due to Covid-19 restrictions.
England’s first game of the tournament will come against Croatia on Sunday, June 13.
England’s provisional 33-man squad in full:
Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson, Sam Johnstone, Jordan Pickford Aaron Ramsdale
Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben Chilwell, Conor Coady, Ben Godfrey, Reece James, Harry Maguire, Tyrone Mings, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker, Ben White
Midfielders: Jude Bellingham, Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Mason Mount, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice, James Ward-Prowse
Forwards: Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Mason Greenwood, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling, Ollie Watkins.