Much has been made of Sam Allardyce becoming the new England manager but just how can we expect to be dropped from his first England squad, come September.
The most obvious changes are likely to come in defence. Luke Shaw is almost guaranteed to be the first-choice left back, providing he returns from his long term injury with a few impressive performances.
Aaron Cresswell could also find himself in an England shirt soon, with the marauding left back known for his excellent delivery and set-piece prowess, perhaps unfortunate to miss out on the European Championships squad. This would see Danny Rose and Ryan Bertrand certain to be early casualties in Allardyce’s reign.
The Liverpool duo of Jordan Henderson and James Milner could find themselves under pressure in the coming months, with Mark Noble likely to be given more of a chance under Allardyce. That would mean that one of the Liverpool captaincy pairing could miss out on the squad, following underwhelming performances in the past year.
Andros Townsend could also find himself in an England squad again shortly, with Allardyce likely to be attracted to his blistering pace and ability to change games. This would mean that someone like Adam Lallana could find himself under threat, but his performances at the European Championship could perhaps save him from exclusion for now.
Danny Welbeck is likely to eventually return to the international set up, providing he fully recovers from another long term injury, and there is also the possibility that Andy Carroll or Jermain Defoe could squeeze their way back in to the England squad under the new manager, meaning that young Marcus Rashford could be under threat for his position, with Allardyce perhaps willing to let the striker play at his own age group, in order to perhaps protect him from the same fate many other England youngsters have suffered, as a result of too much pressure and expectation from such an early age.