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​Southgate explains reason for calling up uncapped youngsters to England squad

England boss Gareth Southgate has been explaining his decision to call up uncapped Tammy Abraham, Joe Gomez and Ruben Loftus-Cheek for the friendlies against Germany and Brazil this month.

"If I'm asking club managers to be brave and pick young players, I think I've got to do the same."

"Generally speaking we want to look at younger players, and develop the team, but I've always said if a more senior player is playing well and warrants the call-up, we should include them."

Ian Ferris
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