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Southgate's 23-man squad has raised eyebrows .

England fans aren't happy with one player's inclusion in squad

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To be fair to Gareth Southgate, he hasn't exactly got the easiest job in the world.

The former Middlesbrough man has done a noble thing in taking on a post that absolutely nobody wants, albeit on an interim basis.

Convincing anyone of any calibre whatsoever to take the England reins is probably going to prove difficult, so fair play to him for taking one for the team.

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The age-old dilemma for any Three Lions boss is always whether to stick with the same old faces, or whether to give some fresh blood a chance.

Southgate has experience with the under-21s, so it looked like we might finally see an overhaul in the England XI.

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That optimism is quickly being dashed, however, with the inclusion of Jack Wilshere.

The injury-prone Arsenal loanee has put a run of games together at Bournemouth, but Eddie Howe will be praying he doesn't suffer a knock if he does feature for the national side against either Scotland or Spain, or even both.

Fans baffled 

Take a look at how fans reacted to the surprising news:

They might not always perform when it comes to major tournaments, but England are not short of talented midfielders.

Strange choice 

That's why Wilshere's inclusion is all the more baffling. Harry Kane is also named, despite having been out for seven weeks. 70 minutes of football in nearly two months is enough, apparently.

Southgate's squad selection was always going to be a matter for debate, and whoever he includes inevitably raises a few eyebrows every time.

As they say, desperate times call for desperate measures, so it'll certainly be interesting to see how Wilshere gets on.

Does Wilshere deserve his re-call? Have your say in the comments. 

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