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

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

Tuesday, 31st May 2016, 1:33 pm
Updated Tuesday, 31st May 2016, 2:38 pm
Andros Townsend in action for England against Australia at the Stadium of Light

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.

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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.