Football: Rashford, Townsend named in 26-man England squad

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford (left) and Newcastle United winger Andros Townsend were named in a provisional 26-man England squad for Euro 2016 on May 16, 2016.
Manchester United's Marcus Rashford (left) and Newcastle United winger Andros Townsend were named in a provisional 26-man England squad for Euro 2016 on May 16, 2016. PHOTOS: REUTERS, AFP

(AFP) - Manchester United's teenage sensation Marcus Rashford and Newcastle United winger Andros Townsend were named in a provisional 26-man England squad for Euro 2016 on Monday.

The uncapped Rashford, 18, has burst onto the scene with United this season, scoring seven goals in 16 games, while Townsend, who made his last England appearance in October, has impressed since joining Newcastle from Tottenham Hotspur in January.

Arsenal's Jack Wilshere and Liverpool's Jordan Henderson were both included after recent spells on the sidelines, but there was no place for Wilshere's club-mate Theo Walcott.

Manager Roy Hodgson must reduce his squad to 23 for the tournament in France, which sees England paired with Slovakia, Russia and neighbours Wales in Group B.

Full squad:

Goalkeepers - Joe Hart, Fraser Forster, Tom Heaton.

Defenders - Ryan Bertrand, Gary Cahill, Nathaniel Clyne, Danny Rose, Chris Smalling, John Stones, Kyle Walker.

Midfielders - Dele Alli, Ross Barkley, Fabian Delph, Eric Dier, Danny Drinkwater, Jordan Henderson, Adam Lallana, James Milner, Raheem Sterling, Andros Townsend, Jack Wilshere.

Forwards - Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Jamie Vardy.