Tammy Abraham is set to be rewarded for his prolific start to the season with an England recall on Thursday.
Sportsmail revealed on Tuesday how the Chelsea striker would accept Gareth Southgate’s call despite Nigeria’s efforts to persuade him to pledge his international future to the Super Eagles.
And Abraham is ready to nail his colours to England’s mast ahead of the forthcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria.
Harry Kane is almost certain to start in both games, but if Abraham appears off the bench then he will be fully committed to England for the rest of his career.
Elsewhere, World Cup 2018 heroes Dele Alli and Kyle Walker are sweating on their places in the squad.
Alli missed the previous squad due to fitness issues but he is available for selection, underlined by his inclusion in Tottenham’s starting XI for the humiliating 7-2 loss to Bayern Munich on Tuesday night.
But there are concerns over Alli’s sharpness from within the senior England camp, while all eight midfielders named in Southgate’s previous squad are understood to be available for selection which leaves the midfielder in danger of missing out.
Alli has struggled with fitness issues since the start of the season due to a hamstring injury sustained in pre-season – and Southgate may feel the best course of action is for the midfielder to spend the international break working at Tottenham’s training complex.
Walker was the surprise omission from the squad that secured two victories against Bulgaria and Kosovo last month – though Southgate stressed the door was open to the Manchester City right-back, who has been a virtual ever-present during the England boss’ reign.
But Kieran Trippier has impressed England staff since his move from Spurs to Atletico Madrid while Trent Alexander-Arnold is a shoo-in to be selected.