Danny Rose’s impressive performance for Tottenham Hotspur on the final day of the Premier League season is set to take to him to the World Cup – with Southampton’s Ryan Bertrand the unlucky man to miss out.
Rose, 27, has only played 10 Premier League games this season because of injuries but showed enough of his old attacking self in Sunday’s 5-4 win against Leicester at Wembley to book his place in Gareth Southgate’s squad for Russia when it is announced on Wednesday.
Ashley Young is understood to also be in the final 23 alongside Manchester City’s Fabian Delph who can play in midfield or at left back.
Danny Rose is set to go to the World Cup despite playing just 10 times for Spurs this season
Southampton left back Ryan Bertrand likely to miss out in a position where England have depth
The news will be devastating for Bertrand, who has done very little wrong in 19 appearances for England and was one of Southampton’s most consistent players this season despite their fight against relegation.
The strength in depth available to Southgate at left back has made his selections there one of the toughest to make.
He and assistant Steve Holland were slated to go to Wembley and St Mary’s on the final weekend to check on Rose and Bertrand in particular.
Rose is a natural fit for the way Southgate wants England to play but his place was put in doubt because of a mixed season for his club.
However, his end-of-season performances seem to have been enough to edge his duel with Bertrand and he will now be expected to add to his 16 international caps this summer.
Ashley Young is understood to be in the 23, to be revealed by Gareth Southgate on Wednesday