Jack Wilshere and Harry Kane back in England squad for Scotland and Spain matches

Gareth Southgate has brought Jack Wilshere back into the England squad for the matches against Scotland and Spain.

Ahead of Friday’s World Cup qualifier against Scotland, it will be the first time the Arsenal midfielder, currently on loan at Bournemouth, has been included in the squad since the Euro 2016 finals.

Tottenham’s Harry Kane, who made a goalscoring return after a 10-match absence in the north London derby on Sunday, Adam Lallana and Danny Drinkwater are also included.

Manchester United pair Chris Smalling and Luke Shaw are not involved after being declared unfit for their club’s 3-1 win over Swansea on Sunday while a knee injury suffered in training is expected to keep Dele Alli out for ‘a few weeks’.

Burnley’s Michael Keane retains his place while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and West Ham’s Michail Antonio miss out in a 25-man squad which will also stay together for a friendly against Spain on Tuesday, November 15.

In an interview with FA TV, Southgate said: “The last few weeks we’ve been looking at as many games as possible, keeping track on the players. We’ve had some players who weren’t available to us last time who are in good form and back in the frame like Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne and Raheem Sterling. It’s good to have them back.

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