Goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, defender Fikayo Tomori and striker Ollie Watkins have all been recalled to the England (7/1 World Cup 2022 outright) squad ahead of their upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Andorra and Hungary.

Centre-back Tomori earned his only cap in November 2019 but is back in the Three Lions set-up after impressing in Serie A with new club AC Milan.

Watkins also returns, with Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford ruled out due to an ankle injury picked up in a 1-1 draw with Newcastle United earlier this month.

Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire and Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold are other notable absentees due to injury.

Boss Gareth Southgate has also brought Ramsdale back into the fold and feels the keeper has improved since making his high-profile switch from Bournemouth to Arsenal over the summer.

“Aaron was with us all summer, and we had the opportunity to work with him for a long time and get to understand his strengths,” Southgate said.

“Nick [Pope] is still, I think, coming back from injury a little bit, but I think Aaron is just in a better vein of form at the moment.

“From Aaron’s perspective, the move to a bigger club with higher expectations and a style of play where he is asked to build with his feet from the back, he’s coping really well.”

England travel to Andorra on Saturday, October 9, before hosting Hungary at Wembley Stadium just three days later.

England Squad in full:

Goalkeepers: Sam Johnstone, Jordan Pickford, Aaron Ramsdale.

Defenders: Conor Coady, Reece James, Tyrone Mings, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Fikayo Tomori, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker.

Midfielders: Phil Foden, Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Mason Mount, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice.

Forwards: Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling, Ollie Watkins.

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