Danny Ings and James Ward-Prowse called up to the England squad
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Southampton duo Danny Ings and James Ward-Prowse have both been rewarded for their endeavors last season with a call-up to Gareth Southgate's latest England squad.

The Three Lions are set to face up against Denmark and Iceland in fixtures for the UEFA Nations League which kicks off next month.

It could be Ings' first appearance in an England shirt since 2015, while Ward-Prowse is also recalled after last featuring against Montenegro in March last year, where he came on as an 82nd-minute substitute.

That was the Saints captain's first competitive England appearance and second in total following a brief cameo as an England substitute in a friendly against Germany in 2017 - which they lost 1-0.

Danny Ings, on the other hand, has on starred only once in England colours under Roy Hodgson in 2015 as he replaced Harry Kane in a 3-0 win over Lithuania, which was also in the Nations League.

Ings, of course, has previously featured under Gareth Southgate previously as part of the England under-21 set-up

Rewarded for seasons endeavors

The forward's return to the national side comes after finding the back of the net 22 times in the Premier League last season, an impressive feat matched by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and only beaten by Jamie Vardy in the race for the golden boot.

Ward-Prowse is rewarded following some impressive performances in the midfield under Raph Hasenhuttl, accumulating five goals and three assists throughout the campaign.

Southampton's fine form towards the conclusion of last season no doubt played a part in the duo's call-ups having gone unbeaten throughout July with wins over Manchester City, Bournemouth, and Sheffield United, and culminating stalemates against Manchester United, Brighton, and Everton.

Rest of the squad

Danny Ings will be in fine company for the chance to stake his claim in an England shirt with Tammy Abraham, Mason Greenwood, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Raheem Sterling making up the rest of the attack.

While in the midfield Ward-Prowse is joined by Phil Foden, Mason Mount, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice, and Harry Winks.

At the back saw the controversial inclusion of Harry Maguire, who is currently taking part in a Greek Court hearing following an incident while on holiday in the country. He is called up alongside Trent Alexander-Arnold, Eric Dier, Joe Gomez, Michael Keane, Tyrone Mings, Kieran Trippier, and Kyle Walker.

Finally in between the sticks with the goalkeepers that were called up are Dean Henderson, Nick Pope, and Jordan Pickford.

England will face Iceland in their capital of Reykjavik on September 5th, before also traveling away to Copenhagen to play Denmark three days after, on Tuesday the 8th of September.

 

 

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