As England manager Gareth Southgate prepares to name his last team ahead of the World Cup in preparation for the upcoming Nations League games against Italy and Germany, Ivan Toney is on his mind middle.
Southgate will consider whether to call up the Brentford striker, who has started the season well, scoring five goals and providing two assists in the Premier League. No English player has scored more goals than Toney in Europe’s top five leagues this season.
It is unclear whether Marcus Rashford will return when Southgate announces his squad on Thursday. The Manchester United striker also started well, scoring three league goals and providing two assists. Eric Ten Hager has said his absence from the club’s Europa League match against Schleif was due to a muscle injury he suffered in last Sunday’s win over Arsenal.