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England Call Up Foxes Duo

England Call Up Foxes Duo

Leicester City duo Ben Chilwell and Demarai Gray are celebrating their first senior call-ups to the England squad.

Gareth Southgate’s side started their maiden UEFA Nations League campaign with a frustrating 2-1 defeat on a night when Luke Shaw was also taken off with a head injury and will now return to Manchester United.

Shaw’s injury has opened the opportunity for uncapped left-back Chilwell, who moves up from the England Under-21s squad with Leicester team-mate Gray.

The pair could make their senior bows on home turf this Tuesday as the King Power Stadium plays host to the Three Lions’ friendly against Switzerland.

Chilwell and Gray were part of the Foxes’ Premier League triumph in 2016 and come into the squad after helping the Young Lions keep control of their European Championship qualifying group with a 0-0 draw against Holland.

Southgate spoke of his intention to turn to the Under-21s squad at the start of the meet-up in the wake of the enforced withdrawals of Adam Lallana and Raheem Sterling.

Chilwell and Gray will not be replaced in the Under-21s squad for Tuesday’s qualifier in Latvia.

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