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Injured Delph is forced out of the England squad

 

On sidelines: Fabian Delph
On sidelines: Fabian Delph

By Robert Jones

Everton midfielder Fabian Delph will miss England's Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Bulgaria after withdrawing from the squad through injury.

The 29-year-old moved to Goodison Park from Manchester City in the summer and earned a Three Lions recall having missed out on the first squad of the new season.

But, despite playing the entirety of Everton's 1-0 loss at Burnley on Saturday, he has pulled out through injury - with manager Gareth Southgate opting against calling up a replacement.

As a result, England will head to Prague for Friday night's game against the Czech Republic with a 24-man squad.

Delph has 20 senior caps to his name and is a favourite of Southgate, who continued to select the former Leeds United and Aston Villa man even when he was struggling to break into the team at City.

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