Gareth Southgate to confirm England decision over Foden and Greenwood

England pair Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood are set to be left out in the cold after their Iceland shame.

Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate names his squad for the triple header with Wales, Denmark and Belgium on Thursday and is expected to leave both of them out.

Southgate has also yet to make contact with either player, although he may opt to speak to them before announcing his squad to explain his reasoning.

England new boys Foden and Greenwood were sent home in disgrace from Iceland after video footage on social media showed them with female guests in their hotel rooms in Iceland despite being under strict quarantine rules.

Southgate was left fuming with the pair and publicly castigated them before admitting they will have to regain his “trust” after letting England down so badly.

The incident raised question marks over dressing room discipline during Southgate’s reign after Kyle Walker broke rules during lockdown while Raheem Sterling also had a bust-up with Joe Gomez in November 2019.

James Maddison was also pictured in a casino after being released from England duty the previous month.

Southgate will be anxious to reassert authority even though Foden and Greenwood are two of England’s best young prospects.

Manchester United star Greenwood has been back in the fold at Old Trafford and his club boss Ole Gunnar Solakjaer has been publicly critical of Southgate and the FA’s handling of the affair.

Foden has also returned to his best form with Manchester City despite their patchy start to the season.

However, Southgate must be aware that he will have to send a strong message about the importance of discipline even ahead of important games at Wembley and the fact that the two players are England’s future.

England play Wales in a friendly a week tomorrow while the other two games are Nations League qualifiers.

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