Injured duo Maguire and Henderson must join forgotten striker in England squad

Gareth Southgate's side did the nation proud at the 2018 World Cup.

Now there are expectations England can again go far in the knock-out stages of a tournament which would be a great lift for everyone after covid trials and tribulations.

There are concerns over injuries to key men like Jordan Henderson and Harry Maguire.

But they are both so important to the side, I think they have to be included right now if they are on course to be fit next month.

It is certainly good news that Jack Grealish is back fit and easing himself back in at Aston Villa ahead of the Euros.

Grealish quickly proved his worth to England earlier this season in five appearances.

He can carry the ball in the final third, win fouls and create chances and score against the very best sides. He could be vital in the knock-out stages if England are to progress against the better sides.

I think the likes of Declan Rice, Kalvin Phillips and Jude Bellingham can anchor the midfield to give our attacking players to licence to thrill.

It is also very encouraging there is an all English Champions League final between Chelsea and Manchester City later this month.

This can provide more big-game experience and potentially a timely trophy-winning confidence boost for players such as Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling and John Stones at City or Mason Mount at Chelsea.

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Up front, Spurs striker and skipper Harry Kane always has to be a shoo-in to lead the line given his incredible scoring record for club and country.

I think it is important to have plenty of pace running down the flanks and in behind Kane too which Grealish, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Raheem Sterling can provide.

While Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Ollie Watkins of Aston Villa and Newcastle's Callum Wilson can provide cover for Kane down the middle if any of his injury problems resurface.

It also gives Southgate a few different options to use from the bench depending on the opponents and their weaknesses, including at set-pieces, which England seem to have become proficient at.

My full 26-man squad:

Jordan Pickford, Tom Pope, Sam Johnstone

Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier, Ben Chilwell, Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire, John Stones, Conor Coady, Tyrone Mings

Declan Rice, Jude Bellingham, Mason Mount, Jack Grealish, Jesse Lingard, Jordan Henderson, Phil Foden, Kalvin Phillips

Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Ollie Watkins, Jadon Sancho, Callum Wilson

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