Alli and Ings in England squad, no Sturridge

Date published: Thursday 1st October 2015 12:42

Dele Alli: Has caught the eye in Tottenham's midfield this season

Dele Alli: Has caught the eye in Tottenham's midfield this season

Uncapped duo Dele Alli and Danny Ings have been named in the England squad for the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against Estonia and Lithuania.

Alli has impressed for Tottenham this season since arriving from MK Dons and Ings has scored two goals in his last three games for Liverpool.

There was no place in Hodgson’s 24-man squad for Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge even though he has recovered from injury.

Alli was playing League One football last season, but with Jack Wilshere and Jordan Henderson injured, the 19-year-old could find himself representing his country at senior level over the next couple of weeks.

Ryan Bertrand is recalled to the squad in place of Luke Shaw, who broke his leg in two places playing for Manchester United against PSV Eindhoven last month.

John Stones will also have the opportunity to add to his six caps. The Everton defender is joined in the party by Manchester United centre-back Phil Jones, who has recovered from a blood clot in his calf.

Jones’ United team-mate Michael Carrick is included in the squad for the double-header despite recent injury concerns.

There was no place in the squad for James Ward-Prowse or Jack Cork despite their recent good form.

Jamie Vardy, who has scored six goals for Leicester this season, is included.

He will compete with Wayne Rooney, Harry Kane, Ings and Theo Walcott for a place up front.

England host Estonia at Wembley on Friday October 9 before they travel to Lithuania for their final qualifier three days later.

The Three Lions have already qualified for Euro 2016 after winning all eight of their matches so far.

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