Everton Duo Named In England Squad

Everton pair Jordan Pickford and Fabian Delph are included in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for European Championship qualifying games against Montenegro and Kosovo this month.

Goalkeeper Pickford, who owns 23 senior caps, has been ever present in the Three Lions' qualifying campaign.

Delph, signed by Everton from Manchester City in the close season, featured for his country in this summer's Nations League finals but injury ruled him out of England’s two most recent get togethers.

Everton manager Marco Silva, however, conceded in his weekly press conference on Thursday that the 29-year-old, capped 20 times by England, is a "big doubt" for the Blues' Premier League game at Southampton on Saturday.

Manager Southgate’s team need one point against Montenegro at Wembley next Thursday [14 November] to book their place in next year’s European finals.

After hosting the Montenegrins – who they beat 5-1 in Podgorica earlier this year – England travel to Kosovo for their final qualifying match on Sunday 17 November

England defeated the Kosovans 5-3 at Southampton’s St Mary’s Stadium two months ago.