One in and one not for Leeds United as Gareth Southgate reveals provisional England squad

Gareth Southgate has named Kalvin Phillips as Leeds United's sole representative in the provisional England squad ahead of the European Championships.

Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 1:02 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 1:04 pm
ONE IN - Kalvin Phillips is Leeds United's only representative in the provisional England squad ahead of the Euros, with Patrick Bamford missing out. Pic: Getty

There is no place in the 33-man group Southgate will put through their paces in a training camp at Middlesbrough for Whites striker Patrick Bamford. The final 26-man squad for the Euros is confirmed on Tuesday June 1.

The inclusion of Phillips comes despite an injury he picked up in the final Premier League game of the season against West Brom on Sunday.

The 25-year-old injured himself with a 92nd minute slide tackle on Grady Diangana, for which he earned a booking. Phillips was unable to get up from the challenge having damaged his shoulder and was taken to hospital from Elland Road.

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On Monday the Whites put out a statement insisting they were confident he would be available for the Euros, if selected.

Bamford ended the season with 17 Premier League goals and eight assists. He was described as unfortunate to miss out on the last England squad by Southgate himself, having effortlessly navagated the step up from the Championship to the top flight.

Phillips' close pal and former Leeds team-mate Ben White has been named in the provisional group after a fine season for Brighton, who loaned the defender to Elland Road last season.