Date: 16th May 2018 at 4:21pm
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Earlier this afternoon England manager Gareth Southgate named his 23 man squad for the upcoming summer World Cup in Russia.

With the notable absentees being Joe Hart and Jack Wilshere, a number of others who would consider themselves England regulars have also missed the call. Adam Lallana, for example, is on the backup bench for the competition and Southgate has led with a more youthful feel.

Many believe that his selections, with a smattering of experience, is designed simply to bed the core of the group in for future competitions in the hope they can grow together to give England the success the Football Association dearly want.

The full squad as named for the summer are:


Jack Butland (Stoke), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Burnley).


Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Harry Maguire (Leicester), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Ashley Young (Manchester United).


Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea).


Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Jamie Vardy (Leicester), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal).


Lewis Cook (Bournemouth), Tom Heaton (Burnley), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), Jake Livermore (West Brom), James Tarkowski (Burnley).

Fans, in general, will see their own pro’s and con’s within that squad, but for the Leicester faithful it’s a thumbs up to Vardy and Maguire for their inclusion.

For the stattos amongst us, the last Leicester player to represent England at a World Cup Finals was a Mr Gordon Banks OBE.