Crystal Palace midfielder Eberechi Eze has earned his first call-up to Gareth Southgate’s England squad for their upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers against Malta and North Macedonia.

Trent Alexander-Arnold, Lewis Dunk and Tyrone Mings all return to the Three Lions fold, with Raheem Sterling, Ben White and Eric Dier among the notable absentees.

Brighton captain Dunk has the chance to add to his solitary international cap, picked up against the United States in 2018.

Newcastle striker Callum Wilson replaces Ivan Toney, who was hit with an eight-month ban for betting breaches last week.

Marcus Rashford is also available again after pulling out of the previous squad through injury.

On Palace star Eze, 24, Southgate said: “We’ve liked him for a long time. He was very unfortunate just before the Euros, we were going to call him in and he got an injury on the day.

“He has finished the season really strongly. He can play in a couple of positions across the attacking line. “Everyone I speak to talks brilliantly about him as a person.”


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