England set for Euro2020 as qualification stage draws to a close

We’ve reached the early part of November meaning it is time for another International break from Premier League and Championship football.

In the final set of qualifiers for next summer’s European Championships, England face off against two of their group A rivals, Montenegro and Kosovo, knowing just a point will mean they have qualified for the tournament.

The first of England’s games see Montenegro head to Wembley Stadium on Thursday 14 November for a game that Gareth Southgate’s team should be able to negotiate their way through with relative ease.

Montenegro can no longer qualify for the Euros and were on the end of a 5-1 home thrashing in the reverse leg in March, so it would be a bit of a shock if they were to get a result.

Should England avoid any mishaps at Wembley, the game on Sunday 17 November against Kosovo will give Southgate the perfect opportunity to look at several young players who could have a chance of breaking into the squad permanently ahead of the tournament.

We’ve picked out three young prospects that Gareth would be mad not to try out:

Fikayo Tomori

The Chelsea centre back seems to have cemented his place in Frank Lampard’s starting line-up in recent weeks and with doubts over the form of Harry Maguire, Michael Keane and playing time of Joe Gomez, the defender could be the perfect man to marshal the England backline.

Tomori is a solid all-round defender, comfortable on and off the ball, can defend well and has great pace.

James Maddison

Perhaps the biggest surprise regarding Maddison is the fact that he hasn’t already played for England. The Leicester attacking midfielder has been in fantastic form for the past twelve months and looks a star in the making. That is without mentioning his incredible dead ball ability.

The likes of Raheem Sterling and Jadon Sancho would be buzzing at the prospect of Maddison picking them out.

Dwight McNeil

Burnley winger Dwight McNeil has dropped many impressive performances over the past twelve months but finds he is flying under the radar regarding an England call-up.

He is good on the ball and a constant threat to defenders. McNeil might struggle to dislodge the likes of Sterling and Sancho but he would certainly be a great choice as a backup.

 

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