Football news - Jadon Sancho is the latest England player to pull out of September fixtures
England have suffered a further injury set-back ahead of upcoming FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. Manchester United midfielder Jadon Sancho has withdrawn from Gareth Southgate’s squad, five days after teammate Dominic Calvert-Lewin failed to reach St.Georges’ Park after an injury sustained in a previous outing with Everton.
Jadon Sancho has been ruled out of England’s remaining September fixtures after failing to feature in the Three Lions’ 4-0 win over Hungary on Thursday night..
The Manchester United winger reportedly picked up a ‘minor knock’ during training last week, and has officially withdrawn from the England camp ahead of fixtures against Andorra and Poland.
Further assessment showed the 21-year-old will not need any additional treatment and after a standard recovery period, is expected to be available for United’s next Premier League fixture vs Newcastle.
Sancho is the second player to pull-out the squad after a string of injuries at St’ George’s Park.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin withdrew after sustaining an injury in Everton’s Premier League clash with Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend, and was replaced by Leeds striker Patrick Bamford.
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 28: Dominic Calvert-Lewin goes down with an injury of Everton during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Everton at American Express Community Stadium on August 28, 2021 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Ev
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Bamford will be chomping at the bit to feature for his country, a long-awaited moment for the 27-year-old forward who was arguably unfortunate not to be selected for Gareth Southgate’s extended 26-man England squad.
He may struggle to break into the side though, after the Three Lions, led by skipper Harry Kane, put four past Hungary on Thursday night to stamp their dominance on their World Cup Qualifying group, taking one step closer to next year’s tournament.