Its now been confirmed that Danny Ings has secured a well-earned place in England's latest Nations League squad.
After a lot of 'will he, won't he?' across the Saints fan base, Gareth Southgate announced Ings' selection as part of the group that will travel to play Iceland (5th September) and Denmark (8th September).
The call-up is great reward for the Saints striker who, alongside scoring 22 Premier League goals last season, has recently been awarded the Club's 'Players Player' and 'Fans Player' of the Season trophies for 2019-20.
Indeed, many pundits felt Ings had a great chance of making the original Euro 2020 England squad, before the tournament had to be moved back 12 months due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Saints Captain James Ward-Prowse has also been recalled.
TSP - DID YOU KNOW?
Danny Ings made his senior England debut in 2015 - against Lithuania (2016 Euro Qualifier in Vilnius)
Ings came on as 59th minute replacement for Harry Kane - in a game England eventually won 3-0 - under the stewardship of Roy Hodgson.
It remains his only senior cap to date.
Article by Ben Stanfield
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