Two Newcastle United players earn England call-ups along with Ivan Toney

Two Newcastle United players have been included in the latest England squad.
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Defender Kieran Trippier and goalkeeper Nick Pope have been called up for the Nations League fixtures against Italy and Germany. Summer signing Pope could get a chance between the posts with Jordan Pickford injured.

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Uncapped ormer Newcastle United striker Ivan Toney, now at Brentford, is also in the squad. Toney has scored five goals in Brentford’s first six matches of the Premier League season.

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England manager Gareth Southgate has named an expanded 28-man squad for the challenge games, with Toney the headline inclusion. The 26-year-old has never represented his county at any level. Toney had a number of loan spells during his time at Newcastle before moving to Peterborough United in 2018.

Reflecting on his time at St James’s Park, Toney said: “Rafa (Benitez) is a great manager, but, personally, I don't think I was given that chance. That's my opinion on it – others may feel different."