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'It is kind of like the first day back at school': Danny Ings excited to finally be back in the England fold and hints at new Southampton deal Danny Ings was closely watched last season by England boss Gareth Southgate  He was set to be named in the squad for March games vs Denmark and   The coronavirus pandemic stopped this but now Ings finally has his chance  As players returned to the England camp Ings says it felt like 'first day of school' 

By Dominic King for MailOnline

Published: 23:43 BST, 1 September 2020 | Updated: 23:45 BST, 1 September 2020

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Danny Ings reported back to St George Park with a mixture of nerves and excitement that left him feeling as if he was returning to school.

The Southampton striker was set to be named in Gareth Southgate's squad for the March games against and Denmark that were abandoned due to the coronavirus pandemic but he was rewarded for a brilliant campaign with a first England senior call since 2015.

Ings won his only cap against Latvia when Roy Hodgson was manager - he gave his shirt from the game to his father, Shane - but Southgate has long-been an admirer of the 28-year-old, who scored 22 goals last season in the Premier League and blossomed with the responsibility of being their main man.

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