Abraham & Tomori earn England call-ups as Walker left out

first_imgGareth Southgate has included Chelsea duo Tammy Abraham and Fikayo Tomori in his latest England squad, but Manchester City defender Kyle Walker has been omitted once again.The Three Lions will take in a trip to the Czech Republic on October 11, before negotiating another away clash against Bulgaria three days later, as their Euro 2020 qualification campaign resumes.England are currently sitting top of Group A on 12 points, having won all four of their fixtures to date. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream Time for another transfer? Giroud’s Chelsea spell set to end like his Arsenal career Abraham has been handed his first international call up for two years after scoring seven goals in seven Premier League matches at the start of the new season .The striker is joined in the 25-man squad by Chelsea team-mate Tomori, who has also broken into Frank Lampard’s first team at Stamford Bridge in recent weeks.Here it is: your #ThreeLions squad for this month’s #EURO2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Bulgaria! https://t.co/uuLf9zGD3g — England (@England) October 3, 2019 There is, however, no place for City right-back Walker, who misses out for the second time in the space of two months, despite his impressive displays for Pep Guardiola’s side this term.Elsewhere, Tottenham’s Dele Alli and Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard have also been left out, with both men struggling for form at their respective clubs.Southgate has placed his faith in the likes of Ben Chilwell, Declan Rice, Mason Mount and Callum Wilson once again, while James Maddison and Tyrone Mings will hope to earn their first caps after being called up for a second consecutive round of fixtures.United striker Marcus Rashford makes the final cut despite his recent injury problems, with Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho and City’s Raheem Sterling poised to link up once again in the attack either side of Tottenham talisman Harry Kane.If England pick up another win in Prague next Friday, their spot in next summer’s European championships will be guaranteed, which might give Southgate the opportunity to blood the younger members of his squad in Bulgaria the following Monday.Goalkeepers:  Tom Heaton, Jordan Pickford, Nick PopeDefenders:  Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben Chilwell, Joe Gomez, Michael Keane, Harry Maguire, Tyrone Mings, Danny Rose, Fikayo Tomori, Kieran TrippierMidfielders: Ross Barkley, Fabian Delph, Jordan Henderson, James Maddison, Mason Mount, Declan Rice, Harry WinksForwards:  Tammy Abraham, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling, Callum Wilsonlast_img read more

Drivers Urged to Be Responsible During Holiday Weekend

first_imgThe Victoria Day long weekend is a sure sign that summer is just around the corner leading to increased traffic on Nova Scotia roads and highways. “Long weekends are a great time for camping, barbequing and socializing with friends and family,” said Bill Estabrooks, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “However, it’s essential that Nova Scotians remember to drink responsibly and never get behind the wheel after consuming drugs or alcohol.” Ads reminding the public to call 911 if they suspect an impaired driver will run across the province before long weekends this summer. It is in support of the national Campaign 911 that encourages and empowers people to report suspected impaired drivers. “In Nova Scotia, impaired driving is one of the leading factors in fatal collisions,” said Justice Minister Ross Landry. “As a police officer, I have seen first-hand the devastation drunk driving has on the lives of others and I believe we all have a role to play to ensure those who drink, don’t drive.” RCMP will be conducting a series of checkpoints in an effort to educate road users on safe driving practices and will be targeting impaired driving, speeding and aggressive driving, and seatbelt violations. “The RCMP is committed to road safety and is encouraging motorists to use safe driving practices as they head out this holiday weekend,” said Insp. Sput McCarthy, officer in charge of RCMP traffic services for the province. “With thousands of cars expected to be on the road this weekend we are asking drivers to be aware of those around you, be courteous to other drivers, buckle up and please don’t drink and drive.” On average, about one-quarter of fatalities on Nova Scotia roads each year are a result of impaired driving.last_img read more