Second Aston Villa man added to England senior squad for upcoming international fixtures

Tyrone Mings was initially the only player called up to the senior squad ahead of the next batch of international games

Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins has been added to the England squad ahead of the upcoming friendly fixtures with Switzerland and Ivory Coast.

Watkins, 26, was left out of the initial 25-man roster by Gareth Southgate but according to The Athletic, has since received a late call up.

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LOOKING UP: Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins celebrates scoring the opening goal in last weekend's 4-0 victory at home to Southampton. Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images.

He joins fellow Villa man Tyrone Mings who has become a regular in the England camp over the course of the last few seasons.

After a tough start to 2022 which saw him manage just one goal up until March, Watkins has since found some form parallel to that of his side and will feel now is the perfect time to kick on for both club and country.

The former Brentford man was given his international debut last year at 25-years-old after impressing following his move to Villa Park.

He made five caps and one goal following his initial appearance and will now be looking to add to both of those tallies over the next fortnight.

You can see if he does just that when England take on Switzerland on Saturday March 26th (17:30) and Ivory Coast on Tuesday March 29th (19:45).

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