Double Euro 16 heartache for Newcastle United stars as Townsend and Dummett axed

Andros Townsend in action for England against Australia at the Stadium of Light

Andros Townsend in action for England against Australia at the Stadium of Light

2
Have your say

Andros Townsend has been axed by Roy Hodgson after the England manager named his 23-man Euro 16 squad.

The in-form Newcastle United winger has missed out on a spot on the plane despite his late call-up to the squad.

The 24-year-old had impressed in the Magpies’ unsuccessful battle against relegation after his £12million move from Tottenham Hotspur in January.

But it hasn’t been enough to earn him a place in the final squad, with Hodgson also dropping Leicester City’s Danny Drinkwater.

Former Sunderland star Jordan Henderson is included in the squad, however.

Full squad: Hart, Forster, Heaton, Walker, Clyne, Rose, Bertrand, Cahill, Smalling, Stones, Dier, Wilshere, Barkley, Alli, Henderson, Milner, Sterling, Lallana, Kane, Rooney, Vardy, Sturridge, Rashford.

And in a further blow to Newcastle, defender Paul Dummett missed out on a Wales call-up after he was cut from Chris Coleman’s final squad.