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Southampton's Bertrand set to answer England call

Ryan Bertrand is expected to be called into the England squad for next week's friendly with Italy.

?The Southampton left-back, 25, is likely to answer the call from Roy Hodgson for the international meeting with the Azzurri in Turin on Tuesday.

?Bertrand will be used to replace Tottenham's Danny Rose who withdrew from the Three Lions squad this week after sustaining a hamstring injury.

?Hodgson will go with Everton's Leighton Baines and Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs for Friday's Euro2016 qualifier against Lithuania at Wembley but former Chelsea full-back Bertrand could be given a chance to add to his two England caps, one of which has come against the Italians in 2012.?

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