October 5, 2022

Brentford striker Ivan Toney is about to obtain his first call-up to the England squad this afternoon.

Toney has loved an impressive begin to the season, scoring 5 targets in six appearances for the Bees, and his performances have caught the attention of England boss Gareth Southgate.

Sportsmail understands that the 26-year-old will make Southgate’s squad, and can now get the prospect to place his case ahead for going to the World Cup in Qatar in November, with England’s video games in opposition to Italy and Germany throughout the upcoming worldwide break being their closing matches earlier than the event will get underway.

Ivan Toney is about to be rewarded for his membership kind by being named within the England squad

England captain Harry Kane has established himself as Southgate’s first-choice striker, however the competitors to be his understudy has been fierce for various years.

The likes of Ollie Watkins, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Callum Wilson and Patrick Bamford have been given alternatives to stake their declare up to now, however none have managed to nail down their place within the squad.

The latter three are presently coping with health points, and Toney has managed to leap forward of them within the pecking order for now, whereas he’s anticipated to be most well-liked to Watkins.

Tammy Abraham has additionally labored his means into England competition over the previous 12 months after thriving at Roma.

Harry Kane is England's first-choice striker, but Toney could get a chance as his understudy

Harry Kane is England’s first-choice striker, however Toney might get an opportunity as his understudy

He has had a comparatively quiet begin to the season, however scored in his newest outing in opposition to Empoli on Monday, and will get the nod from Southgate as soon as extra as an alternative choice behind Kane.

In the meantime, England are believed to be checking on the health of Marcus Rashford forward of confirming their newest squad.

The Manchester United ahead has returned to kind this season, discovering the web in opposition to Liverpool and Arsenal in current weeks, however he has not made the journey for the Purple Devils’ Europa League match in opposition to Sheriff on Thursday evening resulting from a muscle harm.

If he misses out for England, this might enhance Toney’s probabilities of getting some sport time in opposition to Italy and Germany. 

England are currently checking on Marcus Rashford's fitness after he picked up a muscle injury

England are presently checking on Marcus Rashford’s health after he picked up a muscle harm