Here are three changes we'd like to make to Gareth Southgate's latest England squad

Gareth Southgate has made what could be his final England squad selection, with the Three Lions set to face Scotland in a World Cup qualifier, before a friendly against Spain.

But not everybody's happy with some of the former Middlesbrough manager's selections. Here are three changes we would make to the squad.

Out: Jamie Vardy - Leicester

Leicester City's Jamie Vardy speaks to manager Claudio Ranieri - (Alastair Grant/AP)
(Alastair Grant/AP)

The addition of Islam Slimani and Ahmed Musa, along with the presence of Shinji Okazaki, means that Jamie Vardy's minutes have been chipped away at recently.

In the last six Premier League fixtures, Vardy has completed 90 minutes just twice and has endured a run of seven league games without a goal; with other fixtures included, that's 13 games. Ouch.

The 29-year-old scored 28 goals in all competitions last season. He is some way off that form as of now, and there are certainly better candidates for his position.

In: Charlie Austin - Southampton

Southampton's Charlie Austin scores against West Ham - (Matt Dunham/AP)
(Matt Dunham/AP)

One of those candidates is Charlie Austin, who has worked incredibly hard to force his way into Claude Puel's Southampton set-up.

Austin famously had a fine season in 2014/15 with Queens Park Rangers, scoring 18 goals, and it looks like the former Swindon striker is finding form once more.

With five Premier League goals in seven games, as well as a Europa League brace to show for his efforts, Austin would have been a refreshing pick for an underwhelming England side.

Out: Harry Kane - Tottenham

Harry Kane is tackled in the north London derby - (Adam Davy/PA)
(Adam Davy/PA)

Let's get one thing straight: Harry Kane is England's best striker. Of that there can be no doubt.

Kane's endured a poor start to the season however, and having missed almost two months of football through injury, looked lethargic upon his comeback in the north London derby (despite scoring from the penalty spot).

Is selection for a solitary qualifier against Scotland and a friendly with Spain the best idea for Tottenham's main man?

In: Jermain Defoe - Sunderland

Sunderland's Jermain Defoe scores against Bournemouth - (Steven Paston/PA)
(Steven Paston/PA)

When Jermain Defoe made the move to the North East, he effectively chose to play football on legendary difficulty (nod to you Fifa fans).

The former Tottenham forward bagged 15 goals last season to help Sunderland avoid the Championship, but it was not enough to get him to Euro 2016. It is therefore unsurprising that the six goals Defoe has scored aboard the Black Cats' sinking ship were not enough to get Southgate to give him a go.

Defoe has more than double the FPL points of anybody else at Sunderland - but no England call-up.

Out: Danny Drinkwater - Leicester

Leicester City's Danny Drinkwater attempts to tackle Chelsea's Ruben Loftus-Cheek - (David Davies/EMPICS Sport)
(David Davies/EMPICS Sport)

Drinkwater was hugely unfortunate to be left out of England's Euro 2016 squad last summer, although he was probably quietly pleased not to have been part of what turned out to be a miserable campaign.

But this season, his selection seems unwarranted - with Leicester lying in 14th having won three of 11 games. The Foxes have conceded 18 as well, and it must be acknowledged that Drinkwater's ability to protect his defence is severely weakened without N'Golo Kante by his side.

The 26-year-old has played 90 minutes in all but one Leicester league game, and has contributed no goals and just one assist.

In: Wilfried Zaha - Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha - (Dave Howarth/PA)
(Dave Howarth/PA)

Wilfried Zaha was dubbed Manchester United's next big thing when he moved to Old Trafford in January 2013, and not without good reason.

But the timing was poor, with Sir Alex Ferguson intent on securing one last title before leaving the club. Credit then must go to Zaha, who moved to Crystal Palace and has been making steady progress in rebuilding his career.

One Premier League goal and four assists have been provided by the winger, with three assists in his last three games. It would have been nice to have seen his progress rewarded with England selection.

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