Kane, Wilshere recalled to England squad to face Scotland, Spain

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LONDON (AP) Jack Wilshere has been recalled to the England squad for games against Scotland and Spain after leaving Arsenal for Bournemouth on loan to secure game time.

The 24-year-old midfielder has been out of the squad since the European Championship in June, after being overlooked by Sam Allardyce and interim manager Gareth Southgate.

Southgate’s prospects of being handed the job permanently could hinge on beating neighbor Scotland in a World Cup qualifier on Friday at Wembley Stadium. England hosts Spain in a friendly the following week.

A knee injury had ruled out Dele Alli but his Tottenham teammate, striker Harry Kane, returns to England duty after missing last month’s qualifiers against Malta and Slovenia with an ankle injury.

Kane started the north London derby against Arsenal on Sunday and scored from the penalty spot to secure a 1-1 draw.