Jadon Sancho & Jesse Lingard left out of England squad

Gareth Southgate has left Manchester United pair Jesse Lingard and Jadon Sancho out of his England squad for the Three Lions' final 2022 World Cup qualifiers later this month.

England are set to face Albania at Wembley and San Marino away on 12 and 15 November respectively as they look to clinch their place at next year's showpiece.

Sancho has struggled for form and game time since arriving at Old Trafford from Borussia Dortmund in the summer and hasn't featured in the Red Devils' last two league matches.

Lingard has also been unable to break into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's plans having returned to United from a successful loan with West Ham, instead being forced to settle for cameos off the bench.

The pair's Man Utd teammates Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford return to Southgate's squad after injury, while Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kalvin Phillips and Jude Bellingham are also back.

Captain Harry Kane keeps his place despite his poor form at club level for Tottenham, as does Tyrone Mings who was recently dropped by Aston Villa.

England will likely need four points from their final two Group I matches to secure their place at the winter World Cup in Qatar, unless they beat Albania and second-placed Poland somehow drop points to Andorra.

The England squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Sam Johnstone (West Bromwich Albion), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal)

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Reece James (Chelsea), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)

Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United), Declan Rice (West Ham United), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

Forwards: Tammy Abraham (AS Roma), Jack Grealish (Manchester City), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)

Source : 90min