Man City’s Rico Lewis set to START for England in opposition to North Macedonia

  • Kieran Trippier withdrew from the England squad on Sunday morning
  • Rico Lewis is tipped to make his debut and fill in for Trippier at left again tonight
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Manchester City teenager Rico Lewis is ready to be handed his full worldwide debut for England’s ultimate Euro 2024 qualifier in opposition to North Macedonia tonight.

The Three Lions head to Skopje aiming to complete their marketing campaign on a excessive after an underwhelming 2-0 win in opposition to Malta on Friday, however should not have a recognised left again of their squad after Kieran Trippier withdrew on Sunday resulting from a ‘private matter’.

Trippier was anticipated to begin on the left tonight, however Gareth Southgate should now discover an alternate possibility and Mail Sport understands he’s prone to flip to Lewis.

Lewis was solely a late call-up to the squad final week after accidents to Jude Bellingham and Levi Colwill.

He didn’t function in opposition to Malta, however could possibly be given his first cap on the age of 18 this night. Lewis turns 19 on Tuesday.

Rico Lewis is in line for his full England debut in opposition to North Macedonia tonight

Gareth Southgate is set to put his faith in Lewis for his team's final Euro 2024 qualifier

Gareth Southgate is ready to place his religion in Lewis for his workforce’s ultimate Euro 2024 qualifier

Lewis is likely to get his chance after Kieran Trippier withdrew from the squad on Sunday

Lewis is prone to get his likelihood after Kieran Trippier withdrew from the squad on Sunday

Should Lewis make his worldwide bow, he can be England’s Twentieth-youngest debutant, and would cap off a exceptional rise for {the teenager} after breaking into City’s first-team over the previous 12 months.

Lewis has proven his spectacular versatility for Pep Guardiola’s males, having performed in each full pack positions and in central midfield.

This stands out as the decisive consider getting him the nod for tonight’s match after Fikayo Tomori struggled within the unfamiliar position on Friday at Wembley.

The AC Milan defender, who usually performs as a centre again at membership stage, was taken off at half time after a troublesome first 45 minutes.

He is unlikely to be put in the identical state of affairs in opposition to North Macedonia, and with Luke Shaw, Ben Chilwell and Colwill all sidelined by harm, Southgate’s choices are restricted.

But Lewis, who has made 10 appearances for City this season, has risen to each problem that has been introduced to him up to now, and should now be solely hours away from getting his likelihood to show himself on the worldwide stage.


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