Gareth Southgate is poised to recall Luke Shaw when he names his next England squad.

Shaw has found himself in the international wilderness after last being included in a Three Lions camp back in March 2019 when he withdrew injured.

Southgate has preferred the likes of Ben Chilwell and Danny Rose in the left back slot and even played Kieran Trippier out of position there in the last round of international games.

But Shaw's impressive form for Manchester United this season has impressed Southgate, who is now considering bringing him in from the cold.

Southgate will name his latest squad on Thursday for the international friendly with the Republic of Ireland and Nations League clashes with Belgium and Iceland.

Luke Shaw has been in impressive form for Man Utd this season
Luke Shaw has been in impressive form for Man Utd this season

Shaw has won just eight caps since making his England debut in 2014 due to a succession of injuries, and won the last of them over two years ago in a 2-1 defeat to Spain at Wembley.

The 25-year-old has started seven games for United this season and been one of their stand out performers in defence.

Shaw could now be given an unexpected chance to make Southgate's squad for next summer's Euros and has admitted he would love to be involved.

Gareth Southgate names his next England squad on Thursday
Gareth Southgate names his next England squad on Thursday

He said: "I'd be lying if I (said I) hadn't thought about it, but, you know, I've got to keep working hard, keep my head down and whatever happens happens. But, of course, it's everyone's dream to be involved in the Euros."

Southgate has refused to close the door on Shaw and said last month: "The door is certainly open. I don't think we've ever closed the door on any player - and we certainly wouldn't on Luke.

“He's more than capable of being the best left-back in the country in my opinion."