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Ivan Toney among five players left out of England squad to face Italy in Nations League as star made to wait for debut

IVAN TONEY will be left out of England's squad for tonight's clash in Italy along with four other stars.

The Brentford striker received his first Three Lions call-up last week after a brilliant start to the Premier League season with the Bees.

Ivan Toney will not make his England debut today against ItalyCredit: Reuters
The striker and Crystal Palace's Marc Guehi have both been left out of the match squadCredit: Getty

However, he will have to wait a little longer to make his England bow with the ace not even named on the bench for the Nations League game at the San Siro later.

Jordan Henderson, who replaced the injured Kalvin Phillips in the squad, will also play no part against the Azzurri despite returning from his recent hamstring injury quicker than expected.

And the pair are joined by Marc Guehi and Ben Chilwell, while John Stones is suspended after his red card in June against Hungary.

Toney, 26, will now be hoping that he gets his chance to impress at Wembley on Monday.

Gareth Southgate’s side take on Germany in their final Nations League group match in what will also be their last outing before the World Cup in November.

Toney, who has five goals in seven top-flight matches this term, revealed earlier this week that he was going into his first taste of England duty in high spirits.

He said: “I feel like I have full confidence in myself.

“I never played for any of the other age groups so going straight to the senior squad is a big achievement.


“It is a massive opportunity for me to get myself on the plane. But I've just got to go game by game.

“Hopefully I'll get a few minutes in the games we have.”

The Three Lions will kick off their Qatar World Cup campaign on November 21 against Iran.

That will be followed by a clash with USA four days later before they take on Wales in their final Group B game on November 29.

Meanwhile, one man who may be disappointed by Toney’s omission is the defender that he could have potentially been facing later.

Italy’s veteran centre back Leonardo Bonucci says he has spent longer in the video analysis room to prepare for a potential first meeting with Toney on the pitch.

When asked about the attacking talent at Southgate’s disposal, Bonucci, 35, said: “With Kane, we have played many matches against each other.

“I believe he is a great striker and among the best in the world.

“And the new one? We will see. I watched some videos about him over these last few days and he is very talented.

“In England they have a great advantage as they have real talent thanks to the courage of Premier League clubs to make them play.”

Ivan Toney will now be hoping to make his debut on Monday against GermanyCredit: Getty
Jordan Henderson will also sit out the clash with the AzzurriCredit: Richard Pelham / The Sun
Ben Chilwell is being left out of the squad alsoCredit: Getty