Luke Shaw is set for a first England start in THREE YEARS after being handed a recall.
The left-back should replace Man United team-mate Ashley Young when Gareth Southgate names his squad today.
England host Spain next Saturday, then Switzerland three days later.
And Shaw, 23, forced his way back into Southgate’s thinking having started United’s last three games.
He struggled for form after suffering a horrific leg break in September 2015 — just a week after his last Three Lions start against the Swiss.
But at Old Trafford, Shaw has ousted veteran Young, 33, who was first-choice left-back as England reached the World Cup semi-finals.
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Shaw, who went to the 2014 World Cup as a teenager, boasts just only subs’ appearance under Southgate — in a friendly defeat by Germany 18 months ago.
Young had considered international retirement after Russia — but opted to remain available to boss Southgate.
As revealed by SunSport yesterday, Manchester City’s 18-year-old midfield prodigy Phil Foden will also be included in the senior Lions squad.
He is set to be joined by Liverpool centre-back Joe Gomez, 21.
Leicester striker Jamie Vardy’s retirement means Southgate is considering Kop striker Daniel Sturridge and Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson as replacements.
The back-up goalkeeping positions behind Jordan Pickford are also causing headaches.
Jack Butland is struggling in the Championship with Stoke, while Nick Pope and Tom Heaton are injured.
So Southgate is debating a shock recall for ex-England No 1 Joe Hart who is now at Burnley.
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