Rashford has Euro chance

United striker Marcus Rashford
United striker Marcus Rashford

Manchester United teenager Marcus Rashford has been included in Roy Hodgson’s 26-man squad for England’s Euro 2016 preparation matches.

Hodgson has named a provisional party that includes 18-year-old Rashford, less than three months after he made his first-team debut for United.

The uncapped striker’s impressive form has seen him fast-tracked into a group of forwards along with Harry Kane, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge and Jamie Vardy, as Jermain Defoe and Andy Carroll miss out.

Andros Townsend, who won the last of his 10 caps in October, comes in following Danny Welbeck’s knee injury, but there is no place for Theo Walcott.

Leicester’s Danny Drinkwater, who impressed on his debut against Holland in March, is included in the squad, as are Jack Wilshere and Jordan Henderson as the pair make their way back from injury.

Phil Jagielka is the high-profile defensive absentee, with the Everton defender left out as Hodgson opted for a seven-man defence.

PROVISIONAL SQUAD:

GOALKEEPERS

Fraser Forster

Joe Hart

Tom Heaton

DEFENDERS

Ryan Bertrand

Gary Cahill

Nathaniel Clyne

Danny Rose

Chris Smalling

John Stones

Kyle Walker

MIDFIELDERS

Dele Alli

Ross Barkley

Fabian Delph

Eric Dier

Danny Drinkwater

Jordan Henderson

Adam Lallana

James Milner

Raheem Sterling

Andros Townsend

Jack Wilshere

FORWARDS

Harry Kane

Marcus Rashford

Wayne Rooney

Daniel Sturridge

Jamie Vardy