Tottenham full-back Danny Rose and Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy have withdrawn from the England squad for this month’s Nations League matches with minor accidents.
The pair have returned to their golf equipment earlier than Gareth Southgate’s squad fly out to face Croatia on Friday.
Each arrived on the camp with pre-existing accidents and won’t get replaced within the 25-man squad.
Rose’s absence could imply a primary senior begin for Leicester’s Ben Chilwell.
Twenty-one-year-old Chilwell, who was called up to replace injured Manchester United defender Luke Shaw at the weekend, is the one specialist left-back in squad. He made his debut as a alternative for Rose throughout September’s friendly win over Switzerland.
Rose began two matches throughout the summer time’s World Cup marketing campaign – the group-stage and third-place play-off defeats by Belgium – as Southgate largely opted for a three-man defence with Ashley Younger as a wing-back on the left.
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Even after the withdrawal of the uncapped McCarthy, Southgate has three goalkeepers at his disposal with Fulham’s Marcus Bettinelli, Stoke’s Jack Butland and Everton’s Jordan Pickford nonetheless concerned.
On Sunday, uncapped Brighton defender Lewis Dunk, 26, was drafted in after an harm to Burnley’s James Tarkowski.
England play Spain, who inflicted a 2-1 defeat in their Nations League opener last month, in Sevilla on Monday.