According to myriad embargo-breaking whispers, Burnley duo Nick Pope and James Tarkowski have both been handed their first England nods having never previously represented their country at any level...
He said: "Well, look, it's always a huge boost for us as a team when we've got our travelling support with us".
Southgate named four uncapped players in his squad for this month's friendlies against the Netherlands and Italy.
Bournemouth midfielder Lewis Cook has kept his place, but there is no room for experienced centre-back Gary Cahill or £25m Everton man Michael Keane.
So Jack Wilshere, who is now in the last few months of his Arsenal contract, has earned a recall to Gareth Southgate's England squad, and according to Martin Keown he should definitely be on the plane to Russian Federation this summer.
"I think of the 14 games I've had, he's only be available for six and, within those six, he's scored seven goals so that's an indicaton of his importance and standing for us".
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson refused to rule out such drastic action on Tuesday
"Clearly it's a really serious matter and it's developing very quickly", he said.
He added: "I think the medical reports we have are that for sure he'll play well before the end of the season".
Jack Wilshere has returned to the England squad as Gareth Southgate hands first call-ups to Nick Pope, James Tarkowski and Alfie Mawson.
"A key fundamental in that is safety and security of our participants, players, our employees and of course our supporters and that's where our primary focus will be", said Robert Sullivan, the FA's director of strategy and communications.
FORWARDS: Sterling, Welbeck, Vardy, Rashford.
Southgate said it was "probably a very hard call" to drop Cahill, who has captained England in the past.
And Southgate earmarked Wilshere as a player that can be crucial to the kind of football he wants the Three Lions to play.
Toys 'R' Us to shut or sell its U.S. and United Kingdom stores
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White House Issues Order Prohibiting Broadcom's Bid for Qualcomm
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Broncos expected to sign free agent quarterback Case Keenum
In the meantime, Denver is coming off an atrocious 5-11 season. "Obviously we have to get better at that position". Keenum will make between $18 million and $20 million per year with the Broncos, according to Pro Football Talk .