Southgate credits FA for supporting youth drive after signing new deal

Sancho among three new faces in England squad

Sancho among three new faces in England squad

And Southgate has included Mount, the Chelsea attacking midfielder now on loan at Derby County, in his selection for the first time, while Leicester City star Maddison and Borussia Dortmund's Sancho are also in line to win their first caps.

Sancho's five Bundesliga assists are more than any other player in Europe's big five leagues this season, and he has set up a team-mate once every 25 minutes on average in the Bundesliga.

He has three goals and two assists for Leicester since a £20m summer move from Norwich.

Midfielders: Harry Winks (Tottenham Hotspur), Ross Barkley (Chelsea), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Nathaniel Chalobah (Watford), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), James Maddison (Leicester City), Mason Mount (on loan at Derby County from Chelsea).

Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley returns to the squad for the first time since May 2016.

Injuries have led Southgate to make changes to World Cup semi-finalists England's squad.

With Dele Alli and Jesse Lingard injured and Adam Lallana and Ruben Loftus-Cheek making their way back to fitness, Southgate has turned to youth.

Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn stated that England will eventually win the World Cup and European Championships when announcing Southgate's new deal - striking comments, albeit less forceful than former chairman Greg Dyke pinpointing silverware in Qatar.

"But we think they are performing well with their clubs, they're confident players".

"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's started two Champions League games for Dortmund and he's had a really big impact from the bench in their league matches so that's been a really fearless decision from him to go and seek his opportunity".

"I think this aligns with what we've done in the last 18 months, really", said Southgate, who helped bring about the end of Wayne Rooney's global career past year.

"Mason's is a slightly different situation". Alex McCarthy (3 December 1989) is the oldest player at 28.

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