Manchester City right-back Kyle Walker has been ruled out of Gareth Southgate’s 23-man squad ahead of UEFA’s World Cup qualifier against San Marino tonight.
The Manchester City defender was one of four players invited to the England national team by Pep Guardiola, along with Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling, and for the first time since November 2019, John Stones.
However, Kyle Walker will not play any role in the opening game of the English round of international matches on Thursday night against San Marino.
According to information by Simon Peach of PA, Walker is “fit“, but he will not be included in the fact that he was left out of the list given to UEFA, probably having in mind the rotation or rest before the other upcoming matches.
The John Stones are expected to return to the field in full tonight, which will be just the last of many steps the Manchester City central player has returned to his full potential this season.
In addition to San Marino on Thursday night, England should also play against Albania and Poland in their remaining two remaining World Cup qualifiers during the international break in March.
Pep Guardiola will hope that all four of his English representatives will return to the Etihad Stadium without any problems, with a busy and crucial April schedule, which will solve his side for all four competitions in less than 30 days.
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