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Callum Wilson and Lewis Dunk to make England debut vs USA


Callum Wilson and Lewis Dunk are set to make their England debuts against the USA at Wembley on Thursday, according to Sky sources.

Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho is set to make his first start for Gareth Southgate’s side, while goalkeeper Alex McCarthy is likely to come on at half-time to make his debut.

Wilson’s six Premier League goals this term makes him joint-fourth on the list of top scorers so far this season, alongside the likes of England duo Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling, as well as Liverpool pair Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

Speaking about his inclusion, the Bournemouth striker said: “I’d say I have been auditioning all season with my club football.

“I’ve been working hard to impress the manager both at club football and international level to get myself here, so I’m hoping to train well and hopefully that will get recognition and I’ll get a game at some point.”

Wayne Rooney, who is playing his final international game, will be given a guard of honour before kick-off made up of players and his family.

There will also be a presentation from FA chairman Greg Clarke to mark the striker’s service for England, as he collects his 120th and final cap.

Brighton defender Dunk said: “It’s been amazing [training with Rooney]. Obviously growing up as a kid you’ve been watching him score goals for England in many major tournaments.

“To bring him back for his last cap, I think it’s a fitting tribute for England to do that for him. To get his 120th [cap] it is a great gesture from them.

“Hopefully Thursday night will be a great night for him because he’s been a great servant for England and football.”

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