England XI vs Austria: Lineup and team news - Lingard, Saka, Grealish, Alexander-Arnold start

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England XI vs Austria: Lineup and team news - Lingard, Saka, Grealish, Alexander-Arnold start
 (ES Composite)
(ES Composite)

Having named his final 26-man England squad for Euro 2020, Gareth Southgate's preparations for the tournament begin tonight with a warm-up friendly against Austria.

Southgate whittled down his initial 33-man provisional squad to 26, with six players - Jesse Lingard, James Ward-Prowse, Ollie Watkins, Aaron Ramsdale, Ben Godfrey and Ben White - dropped while Mason Greenwood missed out due to injury.

While Southgate has now settled on his squad for the Euros, he by no means has his first-choice XI for the tournament available.

Harry Maguire is a major doubt for the opener against Croatia on June 13, and misses Wednesday's friendly.

With 11 of his squad also involved in either the Europa League or Champions League finals last week, those players have been afforded a rest while others get up to speed more quickly.

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(The FA via Getty Images)

That means we see an experimental lineup from Southgate against Austria, with Lingard starting despite missing out on the Euros squad.

On the flanks, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Bukayo could provide width with Declan Rice and Jude Bellingham in central midfield.

England lineup: Pickford, Alexander-Arnold, Trippier, Rice, Mings, Coady, Saka, Bellingham, Kane, Grealish, Lingard

Subs: Calvert-Lewin, Johnstone, Godfrey, Phillips, White, Watkins, Ward-Prowse, Henderson, Sancho, Ramsdale

Injury list: Maguire (ankle), Sancho

England squad in full

Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson, Sam Johnstone, Jordan Pickford

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben Chilwell, Conor Coady, Reece James, Harry Maguire, Tyrone Mings, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker

Midfielders: Jude Bellingham, Jordan Henderson, Mason Mount, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice

Forwards: Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling

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