Gareth Southgate to make a call on Jude Bellingham's fitness on Tuesday morning with Real Madrid star to be invited to stay with England squad at St George's Park to undergo rehab if he's ruled out of Euro 2024 qualifiers

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By Jack Gaughan and Sami Mokbel for nan Daily Mail

Published: 17:31 EST, 13 November 2023 | Updated: 17:48 EST, 13 November 2023

Gareth Southgate has handed Cole Palmer and Rico Lewis their first elder world call-ups, pinch nan England head group to determine connected Jude Bellingham's fittingness connected Tuesday morning.

Southgate has besides called up Aston Villa centre backmost Ezri Konsa for nan first clip for nan Euro qualifiers against Malta connected Friday and North Macedonia adjacent Monday.

Bellingham reported to St George's Park connected Monday, wherever medics will analyse his fittingness up of training connected Tuesday aft Real Madrid claimed their midfielder will miss nan adjacent fortnight because of a enarthrosis problem.

If England deem Bellingham unavailable for nan last Euro 2024 qualifiers past Southgate will unfastened nan doorway for nan 20-year-old to enactment astatine nan team's training guidelines to acquisition portion of his rehab earlier returning to Spain. 

This is nan penultimate campy earlier Southgate selects his squad for Germany 2024 and he believes it is beneficial for his players to stay portion of nan group for squad meetings up of adjacent summer's tournament.

Gareth Southgate is group to make a determination complete Jude Bellingham's fittingness for England duty

Bellingham reported to St George's Park contempt Real Madrid fearing he will miss a fortnight

Bellingham, Luke Shaw and Trent Alexander-Arnold person each joined and remained pinch nan squad for a play this twelvemonth contempt being unavailable owed to injury.

Elsewhere, Chelsea defender Levi Colwill's inclusion is successful uncertainty aft he complained of symptom successful his enarthrosis socket, an wounded that caused him to miss Sunday's 4-4 tie pinch Manchester City.

Palmer, Lewis and Konsa's call-ups travel aft James Maddison, Lewis Dunk and Callum Wilson withdrew from nan squad owed to injury.

Konsa has agelong been connected Southgate's radar aft consistently impressing successful nan bosom of Aston Villa's defence.

Lee Carsley's Under 21s will telephone up replacements for Palmer and Lewis earlier their Euro 2025 qualifiers against Serbia and Northern Ireland, arsenic nan defending champions look to bounce backmost from a daze conclusion by Ukraine past month.

Although England person qualified for nan Euros already, Southgate is readying to prime beardown teams against Malta and North Macedonia pinch his broadside needing 2 victories to guarantee they are seeded for adjacent summer's competition. A seeding would mean they would debar nan likes of France and Germany successful nan group stages.

Chelsea guardant Cole Palmer has received a call-up aft his awesome commencement to nan season

Aston Villa defender Ezri Konsa was besides named successful nan squad aft being connected Southgate's radar

Germany are automatically fixed apical seeding arsenic hosts, pinch 5 different spots disposable to nan champion qualifiers. 

Ahead of nan last information of qualifiers France, Belgium, Portugal, Slovenia and Denmark person much points than England, who person taken 16 points from six matches. Some of those teams, though, person played much games than England.

Victories complete Malta and North Macedonia should beryllium capable for England to unafraid apical seeding, arsenic Slovenia and Denmark are successful nan aforesaid group. In addition, England person a superior extremity quality to Romania and Turkey, who besides person 16 points.

Southgate's unit person already begun scouting training camps and hotels successful Germany but nan FA will not make a last determination connected their guidelines until aft nan tie successful Hamburg connected December 2.

Southgate has preferred to enactment successful distant locations distant from fans and different city-centre distractions successful nan erstwhile 2 tournaments he has managed extracurricular England, nan 2018 and 2022 World Cups successful Russia and Qatar.


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