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Kieran Trippier is the first Newcastle United player to be called up to the England squad in six years.

The Magpies signed Trippier as an England regular from Atletico Madrid in January for £12million. Despite making an instant impact on Tyneside with two goals in his first four Premier League matches, a broken metatarsal kept the 31-year-old out for the majority of the second half of the campaign.

He missed out on the previous England squad for matches against Switzerland and Ivory Coast back in March as a result.

But after returning to the Newcastle starting line-up for the first time in over three months during Sunday’s 2-1 final day win over Burnley at Turf Moor, Trippier was promptly recalled to the England squad for the upcoming Nations League matches against Hungary, Germany and Italy.

Ahead of his call-up, Trippier said: “I would have obviously liked to play more games but this is football, I’ve had the injury and I’m experienced enough now to deal with that.

“I was delighted to play 90 minutes [at Burnley] but Gareth [Southgate] is the manager at the end of the day and I know the competition I’m up against.

“As always I will be ready if I’m called upon.”

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But after returning to the Newcastle starting line-up for the first time in over three months during Sunday’s 2-1 final day win over Burnley at Turf Moor, Trippier was promptly recalled to the England squad for the upcoming Nations League matches against Hungary, Germany and Italy.

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