North-East teams snubbed in latest England squad

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