GK: Tom Heaton (Burnley)
“The Three Lions dropped crucial points in the draw away to Scotland in June”
England travel to Malta on Friday 1 September before facing Slovakia at Wembley the following Monday, in a crucial double header.
The Three Lions dropped crucial points in the draw away to Scotland in June, meaning they are just two points clear of the Slovakians with four games to play – with only the group winners guaranteed a place at Russia 2018.
It can be hard to gauge the form of players so early in the season, but Southgate will have been mulling over his options for the next squad for a while – and we think he will name an initial group of 26 players on Thursday.
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