England manager Gareth Southgate has named his starting XI to face Scotland at Wembley – with a big call on Manchester United captain Harry Maguire
Rumours intensified in the build-up to the match over whether the Manchester United centre-back would be fit. He has proven his fitness to Southgate but only enough for the bench and Maguire will not be one of the foes Scotland meet in the home XI. Southgate makes two changes to the team that beat Croatia 1-0 last weekend, Manchester United man Luke Shaw and Chelsea’s Reece James brought into the XI for Kieran Trippier and Kyle Walker.
A win for the Three Lions would ensure progress to the round of 16 ahead of matchday 3. Southgate said of the Scottish test: “I’ve never felt I’ve been involved with an England team that didn’t respect Scotland and didn’t appreciate how difficult the games were going to be.
“To talk about the team now, that’s not how they are. They know the quality of players that they’re playing against. They’re teammates with some of those players, so they know exactly what they’re capable of. These players have a level of humility that is really important. We pride ourselves on it. We have got to have confidence.”
Here is the full England starting XI against Scotland. Steve Clarke’s side need a positive result at Wembley after an opening day loss to Czech Republic.
England XI v Scotland
Pickford; James, Stones, Mings, Shaw; Phillips, Rice; Sterling, Mount, Foden; Kane
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