England opted against calling up Danny Ings to their most recent international squad, despite keeping a close eye on him.

The Mirror reveals that Gareth Southgate and his staff considered bringing the Southampton forward into the fold with the Three Lions lacking in the final third, but decided against the decision.

Ings has impressed since joining from Liverpool and there had been suggestions that he could be brought back into the mix.

The striker has one England cap already and has never hidden his intention to add to that.

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Southgate is currently suffering a similar headache to Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, in how best to supplement Harry Kane when the striker is being rested or not available.

The Three Lions struggled to create and lacked any real focal point in their recent victory against Switzerland, in which the Spurs striker started on the bench.

England have looked to Liverpool’s Dominic Solanke as a back-up, but if Ings can continue his strong start to the season, he’ll undoubtedly put himself in contention.