Southampton goalkeeper Alex Mccarthy has been called up to the England squad again by manager Gareth Southgate.

Southgate, who penned a new contract until 2022, called up several young stars in his latest squad, with the likes of Jaydon Sancho and Mason Mount included, alongside Leicester City midfielder James Maddison.

McCarthy, who has yet to gain a senior cap for England, will be hoping for a chance to play in the UEFA Nations League matches against Spain and Croatia, who England will be hoping to seek revenge against following their World Cup semi-final exit.

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McCarthy has been solid for Southampton this season and was voted as the Fans’ Player of the Season last year after a great half-campaign between the sticks.

England play Croatia in Rijeka on Friday 12 October, and they will then travel to Seville to face Spain on Monday 15 October.

McCarthy will have to compete with fellow stars Jack Butland, Jordan Pickford and Marcus Bettinelli for a goalkeeping berth.