Jesse Lingard in line for shock England call-up after incredible career turnaround on loan at West Ham from Man Utd
17th March 2021

JESSE LINGARD is in line for a shock England call-up after his incredible career turnaround on loan at West Ham.

Manager Gareth Southgate will tomorrow name his squad for the forthcoming qualifiers against San Marino, Albania and Poland.

Southgate also has a number of injury concerns in midfield which could see him turn to Lingard, 28, who has excelled during his stint on loan after leaving Manchester United.

And this would be a major turnaround for a player whose 24th and final international appearance came against Switzerland in the Uefa Nations League finals in June 2019.

Southgate will name a large squad for the qualifiers which starts against San Marino in eight days.

The Three Lions boss has a number of injury problems with James Maddison, Jack Grealish, Jadon Sancho, Harvey Barnes, Jordan Henderson and Bukayo Saka all struggling.

Some of those players could still make the squad but Southgate’s numbers will be depleted.,

Lingard dropped out of the England squad as his form with United suffered.

However, the FA have asked both West Ham and United for Lingard’s medical records.

Equally, Hammers David Moyes rang Southgate for a reference before deciding on a loan move for Lingard in January.


Southgate’s squad tomorrow is also set to include John Stones who has played just once in nearly two years.

And in-form defender Luke Shaw is hoping to be picked after his bright form for United.

His eighth and final cap was against Spain in September 2018.

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