Date: 18th March 2021 at 10:00am
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West Ham loanee has joined a Leeds duo as outsider options being ‘considered’ by Gareth Southgate for an call-up following scintillating form in the League.

England tactician Gareth Southgate is set to declare who has made his senior today for the qualifiers against , Albania and Poland at the end of this month.

According to talkSPORT, West Ham fans have been given an increasingly stronger indication that their new hero Lingard will make the cut.

Gareth Southgate is reportedly eyeing up Lingard along with Leeds’ Luke Ayling and Patrick Bamford as options to make the squad.

The England squad looks likely to be more depleted than normal following a string of notable and doubts in all areas of the pitch.

A wealth of creative wingers and midfielders remain unlikely to make the squad due to injury concerns. , , Jadon Sancho, Harvey Barnes, Danny Ings, Callum Wilson, Tammy Abraham and many more are just some of the wealth of key attacking options that Southgate will likely be without.

Consequentially, Lingard’s good form that has seen him manage two assists and four goals in just six appearances for West Ham could see loanee return to the international fold.

Opinion

With reduced competition for places through injury, it looks to be an increasingly probable prospect that Lingard makes the squad.

It seems a fine reward for someone so instrumental in the Irons’ push to the upper spots of the English game, and Lingard’s previous international role will render him a familiar option with Southgate’s practices and .

In that sense, he is the natural fill-in for the likes of Jack Grealish and James Maddison.