England's 33-man provisional Euro 2024 squad and what next for Gareth Southgate

England manager Gareth Southgate
England manager Gareth Southgate -Credit:PA

England manager Gareth Southgate has named a 33-man provisional England squad ahead of this summer's European Championships in Germany, and a training camp on Teesside, with Marcus Rashford and Jordan Henderson the notable omissions.

Rasfhord has struggled for form at Manchester United this season, with Henderson joining Ajax in January having made a controversial move to Saudi side Al-Ettifaq last summer. Raheem Sterling’s absence from the long list is less surprising, with Chelsea team-mates Ben Chilwell, Reece James and Levi Colwill also omitted.

Luke Shaw has been included despite being laid low since February, with Harry Kane, Harry Maguire, Anthony Gordon and Bukayo Saka also selected despite recent injury concerns. The training group includes a number of uncapped players. Liverpool youngsters Curtis Jones and Jarell Quansah have been included for the first time, while there is a first call-up for Adam Wharton.

The Crystal Palace midfielder is joined in the squad by team-mates Eberechi Eze, Marc Guehi and Dean Henderson. Uncapped Jarrad Branthwaite and James Trafford have both been included after taking part in the senior camp for the first time in March. Kobbie Mainoo, 19, is the youngest member of the squad having impressed on his maiden call-up in March. Ivan Toney and Ollie Watkins have both been included on the long list.

Southgate said: “These are difficult calls, you are talking about players who are very good players who have been an important part of what we have done. With Marcus, I feel players in the same area of the pitch have had better seasons, it’s as simple as that.

“Hendo has given himself every chance, the determining factor is the injury he picked up in the last camp, he missed five weeks and he just hasn’t been able to get to the intensity in the games since then. He is a fantastic professional and it was a difficult call to make.

"Luke Shaw is up against it, he has missed a lot of football. Because he has been our first-choice left-back we are giving him more time. I am not sure what is realistic at this moment in time. I have talked with him and the medical staff and I have liaised with Manchester United very closely. I have to say he is a long shot.”

With 26 days to go until their group opener against Serbia, the national team boss has named a 33-strong training squad that has to be cut to a maximum of 26 players by June 7. Before that, the training squad will spend a week at Middlesbrough's Rockliffe Park, staying at the hotel and training out of Boro's facilities there ahead of a warm-up friendly with against Bosnia & Herzegovina on Monday June 3.

They then host Iceland at Wembley on June 7, after which, the former Boro boss will be expected to announce his final 26-man squad heading to Germany for Euro 2024, with England sharing a group with Serbia, Denmark and Slovenia.

England provisional squad

Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson (Crystal Palace), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal), James Trafford (Burnley).

Defenders: Jarrad Branthwaite (Everton), Lewis Dunk (Brighton), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Marc Guehi (Crystal Palace), Ezri Konsa (Aston Villa), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Jarell Quansah (Liverpool), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Kieran Trippier (Newcastle), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)

Midfielders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Conor Gallagher (Chelsea), Curtis Jones (Liverpool), Kobbie Mainoo (Manchester United), Declan Rice (Arsenal), Adam Wharton (Crystal Palace).

Forwards: Jude Bellingham (Real Madrid), Jarrod Bowen (West Ham), Eberechi Eze (Crystal Palace), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Jack Grealish (Manchester City), Anthony Gordon (Newcastle), Harry Kane (Bayern Munich), James Maddison (Tottenham), Cole Palmer (Chelsea), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Ivan Toney (Brentford), Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa).