Thu 6 Jun 2024, 12:00 · Ash Harrison

Three players culled from England squad with four more to go - Newcastle duo remain in place for now

Three players culled from England squad with four more to go - Newcastle duo remain in place for now
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Gareth Southgate still has to cut four more players from his current squad of players before Friday's deadline for submitting his final 26-man squad for Euro 2024.

England are in action again on Friday night and the deadline to submit his final squad is midnight on Friday, so Southgate will have to act fast to nail down his final selection after the full-time whistle blows at Wembley after the friendly match against Iceland.

Southgate has already told former Newcastle United target James Maddison he will not be part of the 26-man squad and the Tottenham Hotspur star has left the camp.

He was followed by Liverpool's Curtis Jones and Jarell Quansah which takes the squad down to 30 with four more set for the axe between now and midnight tomorrow.

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Former Toon target James Maddison isn't going to Germany

Newcastle United's England duo are still in the squad

Newcastle have two representatives in the squad in the form of Kieran Trippier who skippered the side at St James' Park on Monday night, and Anthony Gordon who missed out on any action on Monday due to still feeling the effects of the knock he took in the game against Manchester United.

It's expected that Gordon will be fit to play some part against Iceland, hopefully enough to nail down a spot on the plane to Germany.

We doubt Kieran Trippier is at risk, only an injury would be likely to force him out of the squad, but with just two caps under his belt, Gordon is definitely at risk.

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We're backing Gordon to make the cut

Newcastle's pacey winger has had an outstanding season in black and white, coming off the back of helping England U21s lift the European Championship Trophy in the summer where he also picked up the Player of the Tournament gong.

In his two England appearances so far, Gordon has impressed, so we reckon as long as he doesn't do something stupid on Friday he should get the nod to go to Germany.

Plenty of pundits have backed Gordon to make the squad, and our feelings on the former Everton man are well-documented this season. For us, it would be a travesty if he missed out after such an emphatic campaign.