JESSE LINGARD is awaiting a shock summons to England after his incredible career turnaround on loan at West Ham.
Manager Gareth Southgate will name his squad tomorrow for the next qualifying matches against San Marino, Albania and Poland.
Southgate also has a number of midfield injury issues that could see him turn to Lingard, 28, who excelled during his stint on loan after leaving Manchester United.
And it would be a major turnaround for a player whose 24th and last international appearance came against Switzerland in the final phase of the Uefa Nations League in June 2019.
Southgate will name a great squad for the qualifiers which kick off against San Marino in eight days.
The Three Lions boss has a number of injury issues with James Maddison, Jack Grealish, Jadon Sancho, Harvey Barnes, Jordan Henderson and Bukayo Saka all struggling.
Some of those players may still be on the squad, but Southgate’s roster will be depleted.,
Lingard left the England squad as his form with United suffered.
However, the FA asked West Ham and United for Lingard’s medical records.
Likewise, Hammers David Moyes called Southgate for a reference before deciding on a Lingard loan in January.
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Tomorrow’s Southgate squad should also include John Stones who has only played once in nearly two years.
And in-form defender Luke Shaw is hoping to be picked after his brilliant form for United.
His eighth and final selection was against Spain in September 2018.