Southgate says England youngsters have to ‘earn the right’ to oust old guard

• Sancho, Mount and Maddison hoping to establish themselves • ‘Competition for places is a pretty good motivator’ Gareth Southgate has warned England’s emerging talent there are no guarantees of a place in his team and they must earn the right to be considered for a European Championship role over the old guard. The England manager has again promoted young players for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Kosovo with Jadon Sancho, Mason Mount and James Maddison among those looking to establish themselves on the senior stage. Southgate, however, is expected to remain faithful to players who have given England a commanding start in qualification when he announces the team to play Bulgaria at Wembley on Saturday. And he insists a call-up to his squad does not automatically bring a place in his starting lineup for young talent given the quality at his disposal. Continue reading...

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