England boss Gareth Southgate has been accused of not being fair to Brentford striker Ivan Toney after leaving him out of the 23-man squad to face Italy in the Nations League.
The 26-year-old was called up to the national team for the first time after a strong start to the Premier League season, but now has just one game against Germany to stake his claim for a World Cup spot.
Captain Harry Kane starts up front in a strong England team, as Toney was among the five players left out of the squad along with Marc Guehi, Ben Chilwell, John Stones and Jordan Henderson.
Former England and Tottenham striker Darren Bent believes it is unfair for Southgate to only give Toney one chance against Germany to make a claim for a spot in the England squad. “Let’s have a look at someone else, give them ample time,” Bent told talkSPORT. “But now what you are doing in this scenario it looks like Kane is going to play tonight [vs Italy].Read more on express.co.uk