Woodrow misses out on European Championships as Southgate trims squad

Cauley Woodrow during his time with Luton Town

Cauley Woodrow during his time with Luton Town

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England U21 head coach Gareth Southgate has omitted former Hatters striker Cauley Woodrow from his final 23-man squad for the forthcoming European Championships.

Fulham forward Woodrow, from Hemel Hempstead, joins Tottenham defender Eric Dier, Chelsea forward Patrick Bamford and Wolves striker Benik Afobe in missing out on the competition after the provisional squad was trimmed from 27.

England will face Portugal, Sweden and Italy in the group stages of the tournament, which takes place in the Czech Republic from 17–30 June.

England’s strikeforce features three men who have impressed in the Premier League this season - Harry Kane, Saido Berahino and Danny Ings.

Goalkeepers: Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham), Jonathan Bond (Watford), Jack Butland (Stoke City).

Defenders: Calum Chambers (Arsenal), Luke Garbutt (Everton), Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough), Carl Jenkinson (Arsenal), Michael Keane (Burnley), Liam Moore (Leicester City), John Stones (Everton), Matt Targett (Southampton).

Midfielders: Tom Carroll (Tottenham Hotspur), Nathaniel Chalobah (Chelsea), Jake Forster-Caskey (Brighton & Hove Albion), Will Hughes (Derby County), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea), Alex Pritchard (Tottenham Hotspur), Nathan Redmond (Norwich City), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton).

Forwards: Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion), Danny Ings (Burnley), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur).