• David James expects ‘really good battle’ for England number one jersey at Euros
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    David James expects ‘really good battle’ for England number one jersey at Euros

    Jordan Pickford had been the first choice goalkeeper for Gareth Southgate, but is under pressure from Nick Pope and Dean Henderson.

  • Dan Lawrence leaves England squad due to family bereavement
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    Dan Lawrence leaves England squad due to family bereavement

    Dan Lawrence has left the England bio-secure bubble due to a family bereavement, and will miss the chance to make his Test debut in Thursday's second Test against Pakistan at the Ageas Bowl. Lawrence, 23, had been named as one of England's reserve batsmen for the Test leg of England's summer, and had been a possible inclusion for the second Test following Ben Stokes' departure from the squad due to his own family reasons.

  • Manchester-based players may have only a week's rest before England duty
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    Manchester-based players may have only a week's rest before England duty

    England’s Manchester-based players face having only a week’s break after their European endeavours with Gareth Southgate keen to select them for the return of international football. Southgate’s squad will meet on August 31 before England’s first games in ten months against Iceland and Denmark on September 5 and 8 respectively. Manchester City’s contingent, including Phil Foden who is in line for a first senior England call-up, could feature in the Champions League final on August 23 in Lisbon.