Boothroyd hails ‘brave decision’ from Southgate as young trio join England squad

Joe Ledley was part of the Wales side that lost to the Republic of Ireland in World Cup qualifying

Southgate will give a press conference at St George's Park this afternoon at 2pm to name his squad for England's Nations League matches against Croatia and Spain, live on Sky Sports.

Since moving to Borussia Dortmund from Manchester City, Jadon Sancho has been impressive as the youngster bagged one goal and eight assists for the Bundesliga giants so far this season.

Maddison, meanwhile, has started the season in similar fashion after joining Leicester in the summer, and has also been named in Southgate's squad for England's UEFA Nations League games away at Croatia and Spain.

Since his move from Norwich City for £20 million, the 21-year-old has been in fine form for the Foxes, having bagged three goals and two assists for the side so far.

"We'd have no hesitation in playing them in the games", Southgate said of Mount and Sancho.

Scotland worldwide and Fulham midfielder Tom Cairney has also been linked with a switch to England, but manager Alex McLeish said there is "nothing sinister" in his absence from the squad named this week.

"We've got a few injuries in the midfield in particular - Dele [Alli], Jesse [Lingard] and Ruben [Loftus-Cheek] have been missing - and Fabian Delph, so there is an opportunity there".

"[Sancho and Mount] are both in their formative stages but we think they can play in the group".

"I think he is progressing really well, he is getting great experience with some game-time at his club and working with outstanding players in training every day which will help him develop".

But the England manager has always been ready to call on youth and would have selected Sancho anyway.

"Jadon's is an unusual story for a young English player".

Southgate joked that assistant Steve Holland, who has also signed on until 2022, had been watching Sancho disguised in "a flat cap and glasses" in Germany, where the teenager's displays were enough for a call-up regardless of the current injury issues. He has been courageous enough to go and play overseas and has started two Champions League games for Dortmund and has also had a big impact from the bench in their league games.

It's a big call, but it aligns to what we've done in the last 18 months.

Mason's situation is slightly different.

In the 25-man squad, 23 were born in the 1990s.

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