JAMES MADDISON is sweating on an England recall because of his poor performance at the Under-21 European Championships.

Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate remains furious with the swaggering attitude of some of Aidy Boothroyd’s players, who thought they only had to show up to win this summer’s showpiece in Italy.

 Gareth Southgate has concerns over James Maddison’s playing position

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Gareth Southgate has concerns over James Maddison’s playing positionCredit: PA:Press Association

Instead, England were beaten by France and Romania to crash out early, before drawing their final group game with Croatia.

Southgate is an admirer of Maddison’s ability and the Leicester midfielder, 22, is under consideration for tomorrow’s squad announcement.

Yet the England head coach also has concerns over Maddison’s playing position because Brendan Rodgers has been using him out on the left for the Foxes.

Maddison —  among a number of disappointing performers at the U21 Euros — plays in the No 10 role for Boothroyd.

The ex-Norwich ace has been called up by Southgate before but there are serious misgivings about him at St George’s Park.

But the England boss is preparing to bring Chelsea kid Mason Mount back in.

Mount — who earned a first senior call-up last season when he was on loan at Derby — has scored goals for Chelsea against Leicester and Norwich this season.

The midfielder, 20, has come up through the system and Southgate is a big admirer of his work ethic and professional attitude.



Southgate is busy putting together a squad for Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bulgaria on Saturday week and Kosovo three days later.

Manchester United’s Dean Henderson, who is on loan at Sheffield United, could get the nod as No 3 keeper.

Jack Butland has lost his place after being benched by Stoke and Southgate is considering a surprise call-up for Henderson, 22, ahead of Burnley’s Nick Pope.

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