Tuesday 07


Saints duo handed England chance

16th May 2019, 14:33 by James Mason

Southampton duo Nathan Redmond and James Ward-Prowse have been named in England's preliminary Nations League Finals squad.

Redmond's one and only England cap came against Germany in a friendly back in March 2017 but he has been included in Gareth Southgate's initial squad for the Nations League Finals this summer.

The 25-year-old scored a stunning goal in Southampton's 1-1 draw at home to Huddersfield Town on the last day of the Premier League season and his improved form has been enough to earn him a way back onto the international stage.

Speaking about Redmond's inclusion at a press conference, Southgate said: "He's finished the season strongly and he looked good. It's a really good opportunity for him, with a couple of other players out."

Saints midfielder Ward-Prowse, who earned his second Three Lions' cap earlier this year, retains his place in the squad and will be hoping to make the final cut when Southgate confirms his 23-man squad.

The 24-year-old has been a key figure under Ralph Hasenhuttl since the Austrian took charge at St Mary's in December and his performances helped keep the south-coast outfit safe this season.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

More Southampton

Recent Sport Headlines

Horse Racing

Harrington to consider Alpine Star options

6th July 2020, 17:43

Jessica Harrington insists she has a "very special filly" on her hands in Alpine Star but is in no rush to formulate her next target.

Horse Racing

Gosden bullish over Enable run

6th July 2020, 17:09

John Gosden is taking a positive approach to Enable's defeat in the Coral-Eclipse and insists he is "delighted" with second.

Horse Racing

Ghaiyyath hands Appleby ideal birthday present

5th July 2020, 18:24

Ghaiyyath saw off the challenge of Enable to claim victory for trainer Charlie Appleby in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown on Sunday.

Horse Racing

Hornby eyeing Haydock glory

5th July 2020, 09:42

Jockey Rob Hornby is eyeing up a successful afternoon as he gears up to ride Manuela De Vega in the Lancashire Oaks.

Horse Racing

McNamara guides Serpentine to stunning Derby win

4th July 2020, 18:56

Jockey Emmet McNamara admitted winning the Derby was "surreal" after he guided Serpentine to a 25/1 shock victory at Epsom.

Horse Racing

Murphy optimistic of Derby success

4th July 2020, 10:13

Champion jockey Oisin Murphy believes Kameko has a strong chance of winning the Investec Derby at Epsom on Saturday afternoon.

Horse Racing

Connections target July Cup for Khaadem

3rd July 2020, 16:07

Khaadem is being aimed at the July Cup as connections look to kick on from his recent Royal Ascot run.

Horse Racing

Balding eyes Holy Grail at Epsom

3rd July 2020, 15:19

Andrew Balding says Derby success at Epsom is his "No.1 goal" with his stable star Kameko primed for Saturday's Classic.