Euro 2016: Who are the three players missing out for England?


Roy Hodgson's England squad was whittled down to 23 on Tuesday, with Danny Drinkwater and Andros Townsend joining Fabian Delph in missing out.

Here's a closer look at the trio overlooked for Euro 2016...

Fabian Delph

Manchester City, 05/05/91, 9 caps, 0 goals

Fabian Delph playing for England
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Since making the controversial move from Aston Villa to the Etihad Stadium, the 26-year-old has struggled to make his mark. Delph's season was stunted by chunks out with injury and his Euro 2016 dreams went up in smoke after sustaining a groin injury last week. The midfielder performed with aplomb in his full debut away at Switzerland in the opening Euro 2016 qualifier, featuring in six of the 10 wins en route to France.

Danny Drinkwater

Leicester, 05/03/90, 3 caps, 0 goals

Danny Drinkwater playing for England
(Scott Heppell/AP)

This has been an unforgettable season for the Premier League champion, but the fairytale will not end with a trip to France. Deservedly handed a chance by England in March, Drinkwater impressed and was named man of the match in his first start against Holland. The 26-year-old ended the season strongly, despite a red card against former club Manchester United, and played a part in both warm-up friendlies. Unfortunately for Drinkwater, there was not space in the 23 due to Jordan Henderson and Jack Wilshere's return to fitness.

Andros Townsend

Newcastle, 16/07/91, 11 caps, 3 goals

Andros Townsend playing for England
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Despite starting the season with his Tottenham career fizzling out and ending it with relegation at Newcastle, he managed to secure a place in Hodgson's 26-man squad. It is not a campaign Townsend will look back on with any particular fondness, although he has looked revitalised at St James' Park and that form earned a timely recall from Hodgson. The 24-year-old missed out on the World Cup two years ago through injury and now has been just edged out of the 23.