Brentford’s Ivan Toney is expected to win his first England call-up when Gareth Southgate names his latest England squad at 2pm.
The news comes after doubts over Marcus Rashford’s fitness, with the 24-year-old still feeling the effects of an injury picked up in the 3-1 Premier League victory over Arsenal on September 4, when he scored twice to take his season’s tally to three.
Having sat out United’s opening Europa League game, a 1-0 home defeat to Real Sociedad, Rashford will again be missing for their second group game away to Sheriff Tiraspol on Thursday.
As a result, Southgate has moved to include Toney, who has scored 13 Premier League goals since January, in the squad.
The 26-year-old has scored 17 top-flight goals and registered six assists in 39 appearances for the Bees since the start of last season, and scored a 28-minute hat-trick in the thrilling 5-2 at home to Leeds on September 3.
He has not been capped by England at any youth age group and was reportedly courted by the Jamaican Football Federation last year in an attempt to persuade…