Ivan Toney LEAVES from England squad to face Italy in the Nations League tonight

Ivan Toney is OUT OF England’s squad to face Italy tonight in the Nations League… while Marc Guehi, Ben Chilwell, Jordan Henderson and the suspended John Stones are also excluded

  • Brentford striker Ivan Toney received his first England call-up last week
  • However, the 26-year-old will have to wait a little longer for his Three Lions debut
  • Jordan Henderson not involved after only recently returning from injury
  • John Stones was sent off against Hungary in June and is therefore serving a one-game suspension

Unrestricted striker Ivan Toney has been left out of England’s squad to face Italy tonight in the Nations League.

The 26-year-old Brentford striker received his first call-up to Three Lions last week, but will have to wait a little longer for his debut.

Marc Guehi, Ben Chilwell and Jordan Henderson also miss Gareth Southgate’s 23-man squad for the Milan game.

Uncapped striker Ivan Toney has been left out of England squad to face Italy in Milan

Henderson has only just returned from a hamstring injury and was a late call-up for the squad this week after Kalvin Phillips withdrew.

Central defender John Stones will also not be there on Friday night after his red card against Hungary in June.

The news comes as a blow to Toney, who has hoped to claim a place in the World Cup squad after scoring five goals in seven Premier League games this season.

“I feel like I have complete confidence in myself,” Toney said earlier this week. “I’ve never played for any of the other age groups, so going straight to the senior team is a big achievement.

Jordan Henderson is also missing as he has only just returned from a hamstring injury

Jordan Henderson is also missing as he has only just returned from a hamstring injury

“It’s a huge opportunity for me to get myself on the plane. But I just have to take it game by game. Hopefully I’ll get a few minutes in the games we have.”

England took just two points from their four Nations League matches in June and are bottom of their group.

A defeat in Milan would confirm relegation to League B before Germany visit Wembley on Monday night.

This month’s two games are the squad’s last chance to impress Southgate before the World Cup kicks off in November.

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