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Players left out of England's Euros squad including Marcus Rashford and Jordan Henderson

England have announced an extended 33-man training squad for the upcoming Euros, though some notable names haven’t even made it that far.

Seven names are still to be cut before Gareth Southgate confirms his final 26-man squad, but we look at some of the biggest early omissions below.

Marcus Rashford

The biggest name not included in Southgate’s England squad, Rashford has paid the price for a poor season with Manchester United.

No doubt hampered by the demands of an under-performing Erik ten Hag, Rashford has been limited to just nine goals and assists in what has been his worst campaign at Old Trafford, compared to Anthony Gordon, who’s shone at St James’ Park with 21 goals and assists.

The 26-year-old has cut a frustrated figure for much of the campaign attracting much criticism from all corners, leading to an article aimed at his detractors.

Despite being just 18 years of age, Rashford was named in England’s Euro 2016 squad, then making the cut at the 2018 World Cup, 2020 Euros (held in 2021) and 2022 World Cup, with this summer’s tournament bringing his run of four consecutive tournaments to an end.

Although Rashford has never quite cemented a permanent place in Southgate’s teams, he’s been nearly ever-present in Three Lions squads since his debut, earning 60 caps – a tally he’ll now be waiting until the autumn to add to.

Jordan Henderson

Although it would have been a controversial inclusion, Southgate has finally omitted former Three Lions captain Jordan Henderson. While not as technically gifted as many of his midfield colleagues, Henderson has made a career out of his endless work rate, determination and tenacity, receiving the England armband on nine occasions.

But after parting ways with Liverpool last summer to move to Saudi Arabia, Henderson’s England career looked in jeopardy, playing a substantially lower standard of football.

The move to the Middle East didn’t pan out, with Henderson moving to Ajax in January, but injury has limited the 33-year-old to nine starts, and he will struggle to add to his 81 caps.

Ben Chilwell

There’s little doubting Ben Chilwell’s ability as a wing-back, but his fitness has been his undoing, missing out on the Euros squad.

The 27-year-old was deployed in a more advanced role at the start of the season for Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea and started the campaign well before being derailed by injury.

Chilwell missed three months with a hamstring injury, returning for just six games before being ruled out with a knee issue.

The former Leicester man has started just nine games this season and was left out of Chelsea’s squad for their final game with Bournemouth, also missing out on Southgate’s England squad.

Reece James

It doesn’t seem all that long ago that Reece James was in the conversation with Kyle Walker and Trent Alexander-Arnold’s as England’s best right back, but Chelsea’s other full-back who’s struggled with injury throughout the season has also been left out of Southgate’s provisional squad.

James has started just five games this season and didn’t aid his cause with the red card against Brighton, keeping him out of the final game of the season

But with Walker, Alexander-Arnold and Tripper all making the list, James misses out.

Jadon Sancho

There’s no questioning Jadon Sancho’s ability, but the 23-year-old has struggle to carve out a regular place in Southgate’s plans.

Sensational at Dortmund, Sancho caught the eye of Southgate, but a series of underwhelming performances with Manchester United saw Sancho ostracised by manager Ten Hag, who shipped the winger back out to Germany on loan.

Sancho has shown glimpses of his old self and will play in the Champions League final in little over a week, but the cameo at Dortmund hasn’t been enough to convince Southgate.

Nick Pope

Arguably the best shot stopper available to Southgate, Nick Pope has always been hampered by his less-than-stellar distribution.

The Newcastle keeper didn’t conceded a single goal in his first six Three Lions appearances, but hasn’t represented the national side for nearly two years and certainly wasn’t aided by his fourth-month shoulder lay-off.

James Trafford is a surprise inclusion considering his Burnley form – though may still miss out on the final squad – meaning Pope is excluded from the preliminary squad.

Raheem Sterling

Not the biggest surprise considering his decline in form since leaving Manchester City, but Raheem Sterling has been a key part of England teams in recent years, amassing a total of 82 caps, scoring three goals at Euro 2020.

Nevertheless, Sterling has started just three of Chelsea’s last 15 Premier League games and there’s no place for him in Southgate’s training squad.

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