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Hudson-Odoi, Ox back for England; no Grealish

Callum Hudson-Odoi and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have been recalled to the England squad, but there is no place for Jack Grealish.

Gareth Southgate has also decided against recalling Kyle Walker, Dele Alli, Jesse Lingard and Eric Dier for the European Qualifiers against Montenegro and Kosovo.

Michael Keane has been dropped despite starting three of England’s last four matches, with John Stones taking his place after returning to fitness.

Hudson-Odoi returns to the squad for the first time since March after overcoming his Achilles injury. He has a goal and four assists for Chelsea after making his comeback in September.

Oxlade-Chamberlain has also fought his way back from serious injury – a combination of knee and hamstring problems have restricted him to just one England cap in the last 18 months.

However, he has played 13 times for Liverpool this season and a number of impressive goals – including two in the 4-1 win in Genk last month – have won him back his place.

There is no place though for Grealish though, despite his impressive form for Aston Villa since their return to the Premier League.

He has contributed to eight goals in 12 games in all competitions this season, but the 24-year-old is still yet to make his England debut.

Elsewhere, James Maddison retains his place even though he was warned by Southgate last month after being pictured gambling in a casino after dropping out of the squad with illness.

Mason Mount could add to his four caps after being called-up, easing fitness concerns after he limped out of Chelsea’s 4-4 draw with Ajax on Tuesday with an ankle injury.

His Chelsea team-mates Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori keep their places after being called-up last month following their impressive form under Frank Lampard.

Tyrone Mings, who was the subject of racist abuse from Bulgaria fans during his England debut in Sofia last month, is retained, as is Joe Gomez, despite falling down the pecking order at Liverpool.

However, there is no place for Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who has not returned to the squad since withdrawing with injury in September.

England host Montenegro on November 14 and travel to Kosovo on November 17. Southgate’s side require just one point from the two games to qualify for Euro 2020.

England Squad

Goalkeepers: Tom Heaton, Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben Chilwell, Joe Gomez, Harry Maguire, Tyrone Mings, Danny Rose, John Stones, Fikayo Tomori, Kieran Trippier

Midfielders: Ross Barkley, Fabian Delph, Jordan Henderson, James Maddison, Mason Mount, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Declan Rice, Harry Winks

Forwards: Tammy Abraham, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling, Callum Wilson

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