The England squad for next month’s fixtures against Scotland and France has been announced and Wayne Rooney has not made the cut.
Gareth Southgate’s side will play Scotland in a World Cup qualifier at Hampden Park on 10th June, followed by a friendly against France in Paris three days later.
Rooney, England’s all-time top goalscorer and record outfield appearance maker, has fallen behind Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Jermain Defoe and Marcus Rashford in the pecking order and ergo will not travel.
25 players have been called up for the #ThreeLions‘ games against Scotland and France next month.
— England (@England) May 25, 2017
In altogether more positive news, it’s nice to see Jack Butland back in the fold after a year of injury torment, while Kieran Trippier receives his first senior call-up after a strong end to the season with Tottenham.
As for Wazza, the grand phase-out continues.