sport news Gareth Southgate's Iceland omissions open the door to new wave of talent

Fun Boy Three: Gareth Southgate's Iceland omissions open the door to new wave of talent as Harvey Barnes, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Bukayo Saka look to make the most of England's hectic October schedule Gareth Southgate sent important message by leaving out Foden and Greenwood Instead he has called up Harvey Barnes, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Bukayo Sako The extended squad could mean more pitch time for Aston Villa's Jack Grealish Southgate also responded to Jose Mourinho's plea for his players to be rested 

By Ian Ladyman for the Daily Mail

Published: 22:33 BST, 1 October 2020 | Updated: 23:32 BST, 1 October 2020

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The  of life for Gareth Southgate at the moment is that his talent pool continues to run deep.

As such he was able to deliver an important message to the errant duo of Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood by leaving them out of his latest squad while at the same time offering opportunities to another wave of young talent.

So although the door will not remain closed for long for Foden and Greenwood after their foolish behaviour in Iceland last month, it has now opened to Harvey Barnes, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Bukayo Saka.

Gareth Southgate sent an important message by dropping Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood

Gareth Southgate sent an important message by dropping Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood 

The young pair have been dropped after they broke Covid-bubble rules in Iceland hotel

The young pair have been dropped after they broke Covid-bubble rules in Iceland hotel

This is a bloated England squad, designed to cope with three games in quick succession and also the raft of withdrawals that are expected to come in the wake of this weekend's Premier League calendar. Equally, it is an important one to be in. 

Southgate outlined some of the restrictions placed on players in the England bubble these days. Masks on at all time. No social interaction for longer than 15 minutes. No leaving the hotel for a cup of coffee.

It will doubtless be wearisome at times and Southgate will be watching. If he learned something of the immaturity of Foden and Greenwood last month, he will hope to see some altogether more encouraging signs from his squad this time. For players old and new, there are valuable points to be scored.

'We will learn who is resilient and who is adaptable,' Southgate said. 'We'll learn who might bail out when the going gets too tough, who might be a good squad member, who might not be and they will all be useful things for us.

Instead he has called up Harvey Barnes, Dominic Calvert-Lewin (above) and Bukayo Sako

Instead he has called up Harvey Barnes, Dominic Calvert-Lewin (above) and Bukayo

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