Five players who were unlucky to miss out on England selection

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Stars from Everton, Leicester City, Manchester United, Sunderland and West Ham United are unfortunate to miss out.

Roy Hodgson named his 26-man provisional England squad for Euro 2016 on Monday afternoon, as the run up to the tournament continues.

There were few surprises in his selection, as the England boss mostly chose those who had featured in qualifying for France.

There were some shocks though, as Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford made it in and Fabian Delph of Manchester City was also a selection.

As always, there were several players who will be disappointed not to be on the list, but who are the most unlucky to miss out?

Phil Jagielka

The Everton defender may not have had the best of seasons, but his exclusion was still something of a shock.

In a relatively young England squad Jagielka would have added some much needed experience to Hodgson’s team. Instead, that responsibility now rests on Gary Cahill in the defence. 

Danny Simpson

After a sensational Premier League title-winning campaign, Simpson may have fancied his chances of making it into the England squad.

Unfortunately for him, the Three Lions are well stocked at right-back with Kyle Walker and Nathaniel Clyne, although it could be argued he has been better than the Liverpool man this year.

Mark Noble

The fanfare for the West Ham United captain to be included in the England squad has been strong all season given the Hammers’ impressive campaign.

After missing out in the last international break, it seemed unlikely he would make it in and that has proved to be the case.

Given that Delph has made it in though, having done very little all year, Noble’s exclusion is baffling to say the least.

Michael Carrick

Manchester United may have had a poor season, but there is no denying the quality of Michael Carrick.

He could be extremely useful to England but has been overlooked once again by the national team, with Danny Drinkwater getting that place instead.

Similar to Jagielka, Carrick would have added some much needed experience to the side, especially as Eric Dier and Drinkwater are untested at the highest level.

Jermain Defoe

After a sensational season in which he scored 15 goals in the Premier League, Defoe’s absence is the worst of the bunch.

After the loss of Danny Welbeck, he appeared to have a strong chance of making an international return but that has proved to not be the case.

The Sunderland saviour will likely be disappointed, as his performances have more than warranted an inclusion.

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