Gareth Southgate fears successor will face shortage of English players | England

Gareth Southgate fears his successors as England manager will face a selection crisis if the number of Premier League players eligible for the national team continues to diminish.

Southgate’s immediate concern is the opening Euro 2024 qualifying fixtures against Italy in Naples next Thursday and Ukraine at Wembley three days later. He has recalled Ivan Toney, despite the in-form striker facing a lengthy ban after accepting multiple charges of breaching the Football Association’s betting rules.

The manager has also brought back Reece James, Ben Chilwell and Marc Guéhi and has stood by…


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