Shot stopper Jordan Pickford and current Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson were regular starters at this summer’s World Cup.

Former Black Cats loanee’s Danny Rose and Danny Welbeck were also in the squad that went to Russia but were mostly used from the bench.

All will most likely feature in either game, being some of the senior players in this young and inexperienced squad that Gareth Southgate has selected.

He has seven uncapped players in the 25-man squad for the two fixtures in the UEFA Nations League later this week.

Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho was the most high-profile addition with an impressive six assists in 215 minutes so far this season.

Two Championship players are also included in the squad in Jack Butland of Stoke City and Mason Mount of Derby County.

England play World Cup runners-up Croatia on Friday night, with two English based players in the squad through Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren and Chelsea’s Mateo Kovacic.

Croatia have three keepers selected but only one, Dominik Livakovic, has a cap to his name, with Gent keeper Lovre Kalnic withdrawing due to injury.

Current Best FIFA Men’s Player Luka Modric is back to captain his country after the World Cup and current fourth top goal scorer for Croatia Ivan Perisic is again also in the squad.

Last time out Spain beat Croatia 6-0 bouncing back from their less than average performance at the World Cup.

Spain have former Sunderland loanee Marcus Alonso in their 23-man squad and five other English based players including: David de Gea, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Cesar Azpilicueta, Alvaro Morata and uncapped Jonny from Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Luis Enrique’s men beat England 2-1 at Wembley in September with Marcus Rashford, Saul Niguez and Rodrigo finding the back of the net.

Marcus Bettinelli, Alex McCarthy, Lewis Dunk, Nathaniel Chalobah and James Maddison, along with Mount and Sancho will be looking to make their first appearance in a Three Lions shirt.

Southgate is looking ahead to the 2020 Euro’s with this young squad and developing them with early with these upcoming fixtures.