North-East teams snubbed in latest England squad

NO CALL ... Jack Colback.
NO CALL ... Jack Colback.

NEWCASTLE United and Sunderland have no representatives in the latest England squad, which was announced today.

England are set to face Slovenia in a European Championship qualifier on November 15, and Scotland in a friendly three days later.

There will be no Newcastle or Sunderland players representing the Three Lions, although both clubs have one academy graduate in the squad.

Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster – who came through the ranks at Newcastle – is selected, along with former Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson.

However, there is again no place for Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback, who received his first senior call-up earlier this season.

West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino has been handed his maiden call-up, while there are recalls for West Ham’s Stewart Downing and Manchester United’s Michael Carrick.

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott and Everton’s Ross Barkley – both of whom have just returned from injury – are also included, as is Luke Shaw of Man United, former Newcastle midfielder James Milner and ex-Sunderland loanee Danny Welbeck.