Brighton striker Danny Welbeck has been included in Gareth Southgate’s 55-man squad for the football World Cup.
According to The Athletic, the Brighton striker is included in Southgate’s preliminary roster for FIFA.
Welbeck has made 42 caps for England and scored 16 goals. But hasn’t been called up again since that friendly win. Switzerland 1-0 on 11 September 2018 at King Power Stadium UFABET
Despite Brighton having made an impressive start to the season in the Premier League. Welbeck the 31 year old has yet to score a goal this season in 11 appearances for the Gulls.
Ebereci Eze, James Maddison and Callum Wilson were also among those on the list.
Southgate will cut those names down to 26 for the Qatar tournament World Cup next Thursday. But there shouldn’t be many surprises. Although injuries to both Kyle Walker and Reece James have raised questions about the Three Lions’ defensive options.
The Daily Mail have revealed Eze, Maddison and Wilson were also named in Southgate’s preliminary squad. Which also includes Welbeck’s club-mate Lewis Dunk.
Welbeck, who hasn’t scored for Brighton this season but has three assists in 11 Premier League appearances. Used to serve in the England national team 42 matches and scored 16 goals, with the last time The former Manchester United youngster plays for the Three Lions. It’s a warm-up game. Switzerland 1-0 at King Power Stadium on September 11, 2018.