Lingard to start against Austria Jesse Lingard is set to start England’s first friendly against Austria tomorrow night despite being cut f...
Lingard to start against Austria
However, his form was not enough to see him into the EURO squad, although he will surely be on the standby list in case injuries occur.
Despite being left out of the Euros squad, Jesse Lingard is set to start in England's upcoming friendly match against Austria.— 90min (@90min_Football) June 1, 2021
Fountain of youth:
Further down the pecking order, Bukayo Saka has been favoured largely due to his versatility, having played across the front line and at left wing-back for Arsenal this season.
So here it is, England's squad ahead of #euro2020— Tom Worville (@Worville) June 1, 2021
By my estimation 🏴 have the youngest squad of all announced so far, with an average age of 24.8 years and the youngest selection of midfielders + forwards too pic.twitter.com/TWmJqxwryQ
However, with Mount, Foden, Rashford and Raheem Sterling all yet to join up with the squad after their domestic commitments, the friendlies represent a chance for Lingard to prove to Southgate that he made a mistake not choosing the Manchester United midfielder.