The Aston Villa and Wolves players included in Gareth Southgate’s England squad

Gareth Southgate has named his England squad ahead of this month’s friendlies

After four months without international football, England are set to resume action later this month as Wembley Stadium hosts two friendlies.

The Three Lions will first face Switzerland in their first match on Saturday 26 March with a 17:30 kick off.

Gareth Southgate will then lead the side out against Ivory Coast three days later in their first meeting ever.

The Elephants’ side will likely feature Premier League stars such as Eric Bailly, Maxwel Cornet and Nicolas Pepe.

Aston Villa captain Tyrone Mings. Pic: Eddie Keogh.

Which Aston Villa and Wolves players have made the squad?

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Tyrone Mings has once again been included in Southgate’s squad, as has Wolverhampton Wanderers captain Conor Cody.

There had been some talk that Villa pair Ezri Konsa and youngster Jacob Ramsey might have been included in the squad after their impressive form in Gerrard’s side during recent weeks, but neither have made the cut.

Elsewhere Manchester City full-back Kyle Walker has missed out, as did Manchester United pair Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho, while Ben White was back in the squad following a fine run of form at Arsenal.

Crystal Palace defender Marc Guehi has received his first call-up. Guehi captained Lee Carsley’s Under-21 side during the last international break but has been rewarded for his fine form with a maiden senior call-up.

Full squad:

Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Burnley), Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal)

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Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Conor Coady (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Marc Guehi (Crystal Palace), Reece James (Chelsea), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Ben White (Arsenal).

Midfielders: Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Conor Gallagher (Crystal Palace, loan from Chelsea), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Declan Rice (West Ham United), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton).

Forwards: Tammy Abraham (AS Roma), Jack Grealish (Manchester City), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Emile Smith Rowe (Arsenal), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City).

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