Gareth Southgate is set to hand starts to Chelsea youngster Callum Hudson-Odoi and Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope in England’s final Euro 2020 qualifier.

England go to Kosovo on Sunday safe in the knowledge they’ve already qualified for next summer’s tournament as group winners.

Southgate is set to make changes for England’s qualifier at Kosovo

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Southgate is set to make changes for England’s qualifier at Kosovo

They secured their place in Euro 2020 with a 7-0 win over Montenegro on Thursday.

You can listen to full commentary of Kosovo vs England LIVE on talkSPORT, kick-off 5pm.

Kosovo cannot qualify automatically after being beaten by Czech Republic on Thursday but do have a play-off spot in the bag.

Meanwhile England will want the win as they look to become a top seed for the draw.


But it looks like Southgate is going to give some of his fringe players a chance to shine.

Media outlets including the Daily Mail suggested Hudson-Odoi and Pope will get the chance to shine.

And Sky Sports News said on Sunday that both players ‘will start’ in Prishtina.

Hudson-Odoi, 19, who was part of England’s Under-17 World Cup winning side in 2017, has made one start for the senior side.

Hudson-Odoi is set to make his second start for England

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Hudson-Odoi is set to make his second start for England

This came during England’s 5-1 win at Montenegro in March, a game which also saw Hudson-Odoi receive racist abuse from some of the home fans.

He has recently come back from a ruptured Achilles he sustained towards the back end of last season.

Pope, 27, has made just one senior appearance for England when he came on in the second half of a pre-World Cup international against Costa Rica in 2018.

Pope was in England’s squad at the 2018 World Cup

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Pope was in England’s squad at the 2018 World Cup

Southgate is also expected to bring Raheem Sterling back into the starting XI.

The Manchester City man was dropped for the Montenegro game following his clash with teammate Joe Gomez, who plays his club football for Liverpool.

Gomez, who will not play in Kosovo after picking up an injury, was actually booed by some England fans when he came on at Wembley on Thursday – something Sterling condemned after the game.

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