By Dominic King for MailOnline
Published: 23:43 BST, 1 September 2020 | Updated: 23:45 BST, 1 September 2020
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 Italy 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.