Gareth Southgate: This is how Man Utd have prepared Jesse Lingard for England perfectly
Lingard was one of three uncapped players in Southgate's first England squad after he was called up with Michail Antonio and late replacement for the injury Glen Johnson, Michael Keane.
Lingard will play alongside team-mate Wayne Rooney while Marcus Rashford is only good enough for the bench at Wembley against Malta (5pm).
More than 80,000 people are expected to see the 23-year-old make his international debut, but Southgate is convinced nerves will not be an issue.
"He's in good form," Southgate told ITV.
"He was brought up at Manchester United where he has to play in front... read more
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