Marcus Rashford in England’s Euro 2016 squad, Danny Drinkwater and Andros Townsend miss out
Manchester United teenager Marcus Rashford has been named in the England squad for Euro 2016.
The 18-year-old striker made the final 23 named by manager Roy Hodgson today.
Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater and Newcastle United winger Andros Townsend were the two players cut from the 26-man squad announced by Hodgson earlier this month.
Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph has already been forced to withdraw through injury.
Rashford forced his way into the reckoning after just one week of training with the squad, capped with a debut goal against Australia last Friday night.
Townsend always looked likely to be chopped from the squad unless another of the wide players was hit by injury, but Drinkwater’s omission is a slight surprise.
The Premier League title winner has been a consistent performer all season and Hodgson has taken a slight gamble on the match fitness of both Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere and Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson.
England Euro 2016 squad
Goalkeepers: Joe Hart (Manchester City), Fraser Forster (Southampton), Tom Heaton (Burnley).
Defenders: Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), John Stones (Everton), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur), Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool).
Midfielders: Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Ross Barkley (Everton), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), James Milner (Liverpool), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal).
Strikers: Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United).