‘He deserves his opportunity’ as Gareth Southgate names Ivan Toney in England squad

Gareth Southgate insists there was no cause to not embody Ivan Toney in his England squad, regardless of a possible ban hanging over the participant’s head. The in-form Brentford striker is in Southgate’s first squad because the World Cup quarter-final exit to France in December for Euro 2024 qualifiers towards Italy and Ukraine this month. However Chelsea’s Raheem Sterling, who missed his facet’s 3-1 win at Leicester on the weekend, is dominated out of the opening qualifying matches as a consequence of damage. Toney continues to be ready for a Soccer Affiliation verdict after being charged with 262 breaches of FA playing guidelines, with a prolonged suspension attainable. He scored his seventeenth objective of the season in Brentford’s 2-0 win at Southampton on Wednesday and Southgate mentioned there was no cause he couldn’t be chosen.