Thu 14 Mar 2024, 10:59 · Ash Harrison

England chiefs have contacted Newcastle United for an update on player's fitness ahead of squad announcement

England chiefs have contacted Newcastle United for an update on player's fitness ahead of squad announcement
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There aren't many pundits out there who haven't added their voice to the calls for Gareth Southgate to select Newcastle United winger Anthony Gordon for England recently.

The 23-year-old guided England U21s to European Championship victory in the summer, picking up the Player of the Tournament accolade for his efforts. Since then, Gordon has gone on to be arguably Newcastle's best player this season, and yet every time Gareth Southgate has announced an England squad, his name has been suspiciously absent.

Southgate has been spotted in the stands watching Newcastle many times this season, the latest being on Monday night at Stamford Bridge when he saw Gordon substituted off after half an hour with a knee injury.


Gordon took a knock on Monday which looked to have blown his England chances

It was a nightmare for Gordon who hadn't started the game well either, suggesting he was already carrying a knock going in, but then when he was withdrawn after being in clear pain, it looked like the pacey winger had missed his chance again.

At that point, Newcastle fans were all thinking the same thing - that's him not getting picked again. With time running out for Gordon to make his England debut in time to impress Southgate enough to get himself a seat on the plane for Euro 2024, it looked like it just wasn't meant to be for AG10.

However, it has now been reported that the injury was not as serious as first feared and Gordon is in fact expected to return to training this week, which also means he may get the chance to link up with England after all.

England representatives have checked in on Gordon

Craig Hope last night shared on X that England representatives have been in touch with Newcastle for an update on Gordon's fitness which heavily suggests he is in Southgate's thoughts for his latest squad which will be announced today (Thursday) at 2pm.


With Kieran Trippier and Callum Wilson both injured, it is only logical that it was Gordon who was the topic of discussion.

We hope that come 2pm we see Gordon's name on that roster of England players, and even if he doesn't get any game time in the upcoming fixtures against Brazil and Belgium, he will at least get the chance to show Southgate what he can do in training. Let's just hope it's enough for him to be on that plane in the summer - imagine him landing the U21 Euro championship one year then the senior trophy the next.