Burnley’s Michael Keane gets first English call-up

Burnley defender Michael Keane has been enrolled into the England International squad for the first time.

Keane, 23, got the call-up after Stoke City’s Glen Johnson had been ruled out of the team through injury.

Having also represented England at the under-19, under-20 and under-21 levels, Keane will biw report to St George’s Park along with the rest of the squad ahead of England’s World Cup qualifiers.

In midfield, Crystal Palace midfielder Andros Townsend will also be joining the squad to replace Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling, who was left out of the team following a calf complaint.

England will face Malta on the 8th of October and Slovenia three days later, under the leadership of interim manager Gareth Southgate.

England full squad against Malta:

Goalkeepers: Fraser Forster (Southampton), Joe Hart (Torino, on loan from Manchester City), Tom Heaton (Burnley)

Defenders: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Michael Keane (Burnley), Danny Rose (Tottenham), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kyle Walker (Tottenham)

Midfielders: Eric Dier (Tottenham), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Michail Antonio (West Ham), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Dele Alli (Tottenham), Andros Townsend (Crystal Palace)

Forwards: Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Jamie Vardy (Leicester)

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