IVAN TONEY will be included in Gareth Southgate's England squad when it is announced later today.

The Brentford ace has been called up for the Three Lions' Nations League matches against Italy and Germany.

This international break will be Southgate's final opportunity to run the rule over his players before picking a squad for Qatar in November.

Toney, 26, earned a spot with his exceptional form for Brentford this season.

He has bagged five goals in six Premier League outings thus far, while laying on two assists.

The forward scored 12 league goals last term, having fired the Bees to promotion with 31 efforts the season before.

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SunSport reported on Wednesday night that a number of Three Lions stars are sweating on their places.

Toney's first call-up could be bad news for fellow forward Tammy Abraham.

Tyrone Mings, Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford are all hoping for recalls after being snubbed from previous squads.

Tottenham star Eric Dier IS set for an England return after two years out of the set-up.

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Dier's fellow defender Harry Maguire is set to keep his place despite his underwhelming start to the season.

Meanwhile, Jordan Pickford and Jordan Henderson will miss out through injury.

And Luke Shaw has been nursing a foot problem.

England travel to Italy for their clash next Friday before hosting Germany at Wembley the following Monday.

Stars will then have until November 9 or 10 to impress Southgate, when he announces his 26-man World Cup squad.

The Three Lions' opener will take place against Iran on November 21.


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