Kalvin Phillips, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Harvey Barnes handed England call

LEEDS UNITED midfielder Kalvin Phillips has been handed his second senior England call-up after being named in the squad for the games against Wales, Belgium and Denmark.
Kalvin Phillips.Kalvin Phillips.
Kalvin Phillips.

Phillips made his international debut against the Danes in Copenhagen last month and has been named in the Three Lions' latest 30-man squad.

Yorkshire-born Manchester United captain Harry Maguire is in the squad, but there is no place for his team-mate, Bradford-born Mason Greenwood or Manchester City's Phil Foden.

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Sheffield-born Dominic Calvert-Lewin has received his maiden call-up following his outstanding start to the season with Everton.

Leicester City winger Harvey Barnes - who spent a loan spell earlier in his career at Barnsley - and Arsenal's Bukayo Saka are also called up for the first time.

Maguire, 27, was initially called up for the Nations League games last month, despite an ongoing court hearing on the Greek island of Syros.

Manager Gareth Southgate backed Maguire when announcing his squad in August but was forced to drop the 27-year-old later the same day after he was found guilty of assaulting a police officer, swearing, resisting arrest and bribery following an alleged incident on Mykonos.

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Maguire, who strenuously denies the offences, has appealed against the verdict and subsequent 21-month suspended prison sentence.

Greenwood and Foden made their senior England debuts last month in Iceland before being fined by local police and sent home for breaching Covid-19 regulations.

Southgate said at the time that "trust needs to be rebuilt" with Greenwood and Foden.

Speaking at his latest press conference, Southgate said: "I think with pretty much all of the squad we have not just looked at what they did last season but an emphasis on the beginning of this season as well.

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"Dominic is a player we've liked for a long time. What he has added over the last 18 months are goals. Of course for a striker they are critical. He is in a really rich vein of form.

"His all-round game in terms of what he gives to the team, his hold-up play, his ability to press the opposition - he is a pest to play against for defenders.

"That adds a lot to the team and he has clearly been a big part of why Everton have started the season so well. He thoroughly deserves his opportunity."

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