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Gareth Southgate has announced a youthful England squad for the next round of internationals.

In a report from Sky Sports, Southgate is giving first time senior England squad call ups fro Aston Villa’s Tyrone Mings and Manchester United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

While Mings is 26, he has only really seen his career take off of late since he moved to Villa. Wan-Bissaka made the big-money move to Manchester United this summer and has looked world class since his arrival.

England has two Euro 2020 qualifiers over the ten-day international break from the Premier League. They will face Bulgaria and Kosovo.

In what is probably one of Southgate’s most youthful squads, he has also included Mason Mount of Chelsea and James Maddison of Leicester.

Although he has not long returned to full fitness, there is also a place in the squad for Liverpool’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlin.

There was no place for Kyle Walker, John Stones, Dele Alli, Jack Butland or Fabian Delph.

Luke Shaw is a notable absentee due to his current injury problems.

There was speculation that Sheffield Uniteds Dean Henderson may have been in line for a call-up but the Manchester United loanee was not included this time.

The full squad read:

Goalkeepers: Tom Heaton (Aston Villa), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Burnley)

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Leicester), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Michael Keane (Everton), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Danny Rose (Tottenham), Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Manchester United)

Midfielders: Ross Barkley (Chelsea), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), James Maddison (Leicester), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool), Declan Rice (West Ham), Harry Winks (Tottenham)

Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Callum Wilson (Bournemouth)

LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 16: England manager Gareth Southgate attends a press conference to announce the England squad for the UEFA Nations League matches at Wembley Stadium on May 16, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)