By Andy Hyslop
- Hodgson has named 26-man provisional squad for Euro 2016
- Three United stars have been named
Wayne Rooney, Chris Smalling and Marcus Rashford have all been named in Roy Hodgson’s England squad for Euro 2016.
England have a provisional 26-man squad for this summer’s tournament in France. The squad will be reduce to 23 after England play three warm-up games.
Hodgson has injury concerns over Jordan Henderson and Jack Wilshere and has already lost Jack Butland and Danny Welbeck to injury.
Though Rashford has been named in this provisional squad, he will have to impress Hodgson further over the coming weeks if he is to go to the Euros in France.
Barring injury Wayne Rooney and Chris Smalling are likely to be named in the final squad and play a prominent part in England’s campaign.
United midfielder Michael Carrick joins Leighton Baines and Theo Walcott in missing out on a spot in the squad. For Carrick this omission is likely to mean the end of his International career.
Carrick lost out in the battle for midfield places to Leicester City midfielder Danny Drinkwater. The former Manchester United academy graduate has put in some impressing in Leicester’s title winning season.
Another former Manchester United youth player to make the squad is Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton. Heaton has been the one to benefit from the injured suffered by Stoke’s Jack Butland in the recent friendly with Germany.
26-man provisional squad in full:
Goalkeepers: Joe Hart, Fraser Forster, Tom Heaton.
Defenders: Nathaniel Clyne, Kyle Walker, Gary Cahill, Chris Smalling, John Stones, Ryan Bertrand, Danny Rose.
Midfielders: Dele Alli, Ross Barkley, Fabian Delph, Eric Dier, Danny Drinkwater, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, James Milner, Raheem Sterling, Andros Townsend, Jack Wilshere.
Strikers: Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Jamie Vardy