Mitchell and Walker-Peters named in England squad for the first time

Gareth Southgate calls Tyrick Mitchell and Kyle Walker-Peters into his England squad for the first time – with Ollie Watkins and Sam Johnstone also drafted in – after FOUR pull-outs left him with a headache

  • Tyrick Mitchell and Kyle Walker-Peters have been named in the England squad 
  • Ollie Watkins and Sam Johnstone have also been called up by Gareth Southgate
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold, Reece James and Aaron Ramsdale are all out
  • Tammy Abraham has also withdrawn, leaving Southgate short of options 

Crystal Palace defender Tyrick Mitchell and Southampton full-back Kyle Walker-Peters have earned their first senior England call-ups

Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins and West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone have also been drafted into the squad following a raft of drop-outs.

The withdrawals of Aaron Ramsdale, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Reece James and Tammy Abraham through injury has decimated Gareth Southgate’s plans for the games versus Switzerland and Ivory Coast.

Crystal Palace defender Tyrick Mitchell has received his first call-up to the England squad

Southampton’s Kyle Walker-Peters has also been called up to the senior squad for the first time

Sportsmail revealed last week that Mitchell and his club colleague Marc Guehi were in line for their first-call-ups and the pair join fellow Palace star Conor Gallagher in the senior squad.

Walker-Peters, a 2017 FIFA U20 World Cup winner, has amassed caps from U18 through to U21 level – but Mitchell’s selection is his first for England at any level.

England host Switzerland on Saturday (5.30pm kick-off) for an Alzheimer’s Society International before welcoming Ivory Coast next Tuesday.

Ollie Watkins, who has five England caps, has been recalled to Gareth Southgate’s squad

Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone is in the England squad after the withdrawal of Aaron Ramsdale

Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold is one of four players to withdraw from the England squad

Southgate has had to make significant changes to his squad following four withdrawals




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